Chapter 37.02


37.02.010    Mini-initiative authorized.

37.02.020    Mini-initiative procedure.

37.02.030    Commissioners’ action.

37.02.040    Effect of rejection by Commissioners.

37.02.050    Costs.

37.02.060    Severability.


Ord. 83    12/13/77

37.02.010 Mini-initiative authorized.

Any ordinance, or amendment to an existing ordinance, may be proposed to the County Commissioners by filing with the County Auditor petitions bearing the signatures of legal voters in the County equal in number to but not less than three (3) percent of the number of those who voted in the County at the last gubernatorial election.

37.02.020 Mini-initiative procedure.

The mini-initiative process shall follow the procedure for the submission by the people of an initiative, as more particularly set forth in CCC 37.01.020 through 37.01.090, 37.01.110 and 37.01.180.

37.02.030 Commissioners’ action.

The Commissioners shall hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinance or amendment within sixty (60) days of its introduction, and shall enact in whole or in part or reject the proposed ordinance or amendment within thirty (30) days after the public hearing.

37.02.040 Effect of rejection by Commissioners.

If the ordinance is rejected in whole or in part by the Commissioners, no ordinance or amendment with the same intent shall again be proposed to the Board by the procedure of this chapter within one year.

37.02.050 Costs.

Costs of publication and public notice shall be borne by the sponsor of the petition. The estimated cost shall be paid by the sponsor to the Auditor at the time of validation of the mini-initiative.

If the actual costs are less than the estimated payment, the difference shall be returned to the sponsor. If the actual costs are greater than the estimated payment, the sponsor shall forthwith pay to the Auditor the difference, upon written notification of that underpayment.

37.02.060 Severability.

If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this chapter is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of this chapter; it being herein expressly declared that this chapter and each section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause and phrase thereof would have been adopted irrespective of the fact that any one or more other sections, subsections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared invalid or unconstitutional.