Chapter 37.06
REFERENDUM BY THE BOARD OF CLALLAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Sections:

37.06.010    Referendum by Board – Alternative ordinances.

37.06.020    Prosecuting Attorney – Preparation of ballot title.

37.06.030    Election results – Effect.

37.06.040    Time limit for referral.

37.06.050    Severability.

SOURCE:    ADOPTED:

Ord. 85    12/13/77

37.06.010 Referendum by Board – Alternative ordinances.

The Board of County Commissioners may, by ordinance, refer any proposed or adopted ordinance to the voters for their approval or rejection at any regular or special election. The Board may, by ordinance, refer alternative proposed ordinances to the voters for their approval of one of them, or rejection of both, at the next regular or special election.

37.06.020 Prosecuting Attorney – Preparation of ballot title.

The Prosecuting Attorney shall prepare a ballot title for the referred ordinance, pursuant to the procedures set forth in CCC 37.04.050, which may be appealed by the Board pursuant to the provisions of CCC 37.04.080 and 37.04.090.

37.06.030 Election results – Effect.

If a proposed ordinance, or one of two (2) alternative ordinances is approved by a majority voting on the issue, it shall become effective ten (10) days after the results of the election are certified, unless a later date is specified in the ordinance. If both of two (2) proposed alternative ordinances are approved, then that proposed ordinance receiving the greatest number of affirmative votes shall become effective ten (10) days after the results of the election are certified.

If an adopted ordinance is not approved by a majority of the voters voting on the issue, it shall cease to be effective ten (10) days after the results of the election are certified, unless the ordinance referring the enacted ordinance to the voters shall specify a later date.

37.06.040 Time limit for referral.

No adopted or proposed ordinance shall be referred by the Commissioners to the people unless at least forty-five (45) days shall elapse between the date of the referral and the election upon the referred ordinance.

37.06.050 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.