Whenever the electors of any city, equal in number to twenty percent of those who
voted at the last regular city election, shall file a petition with the city clerk,
asking that the question of organizing the city under the city manager plan of government
be submitted to the electors of such city, the city clerk shall within one week certify
that fact to the city council, and the city council shall, within thirty days, adopt
a resolution to provide for submitting such question at a special election to be held
not less than thirty days after the adoption of the resolution except as provided
in this section. Any such election shall be conducted in accordance with the Election Act except
as otherwise provided in the City Manager Plan of Government Act. If such petition is filed not more than one hundred eighty days nor less than seventy
days prior to the regular municipal statewide primary or statewide general election,
the city council shall adopt a resolution to provide for submitting such question
at the next such election.
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