1. When an initiative or referendum petition has been finally determined sufficient,
the council shall promptly consider the proposed initiative ordinance in the manner
provided by law for the consideration of ordinances generally or reconsider the referred
ordinance by voting its repeal. If, within 30 days after the date the petition was finally determined sufficient,
the council fails to adopt the proposed initiative ordinance without any change in
substance or fails to repeal the referred ordinance, the council shall submit the
proposed or referred ordinance to the registered voters of the city.
2. The vote of the city on the proposed or referred ordinance must be held at the
next general city election or general election. Copies of the proposed or referred ordinance must be made available at the polls.
3. An initiative or referendum petition may be withdrawn at any time before the 30th
day preceding the day scheduled for a vote of the city or the deadline for placing
questions on the ballot, whichever is earlier, by filing with the city clerk a request
for withdrawal signed by at least four members of the petitioners' original committee. Upon the filing of that request, the petition has no further effect and all proceedings
thereon must be terminated.
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