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0202 Procedure for Initiatives & Referendums 1979ORDINANCE NO. 202 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO, PROVIDING FOR DIRECT LEGISLATION THROUGH INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM; ESTABLISHING PROCEDURES THEREFOR; PROVIDING AN EXECEPTION FOR ORDINANCES RELATING TO BONDED INDEBTEDNESS OR ELECTIONS ~ONNECTED THEREWITH; AND PROVIDING WHEN THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO: SECTION 1: Creation of Right. The people of this city shall have the right to enact ordinances through the initiative process, and to repeal ordinances through the referendum process, according to the procedures set forth herein. SECTION 2: Number of Petitioners Required. To enact an ordinance by initiative or to repeal an ordlnance by referendum, there shall be attached or appended to a written petition the signatures of the legal voters of the city equal to at least twentY (20) percent of the total number of voters registered to vote at the last general election~in the city. SECTION 3: Time for Filing Petitions. Referendum petitions with the requisite number of signatures attached shall be filed with the city clerk not less than sixty (60) days following the final adoption of the ordinance to be subject to referendum. SECTION 4: Time for Election. A special election for initiative or referendum shall be conducted not more than 90 days following the certification of the petition, provided that in the event a municipal election will occur within ninety (90) days, the initiative and referendum shall be submitted at the time of the municipal election. SECTION 5: Requirements for Signature, Verification of Valid Petitions, Printing of Petition, and Time Limits. Referendum and initiative petitions shall conform with the requirements for signature, verification of valid petitions, printing of petitions, and time limits, except as expresslY modified to meet the purposes of initiative and referendum to be as nearly as practicable as provided in Section 34-1701 through 34-1705 of the Idaho Code. SECTION 6: Exception for Bond Ordinances and Elections. The foregoing provisions shall not apply to ordinances relating to bonded indebtedness or elections connected therewith. SECTION 7: Effective Date: This Ordinance shall become effective upon its passage, approval and publication as Provided by law. ~ PASSED BY THE COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR of the City of Chubbuck, Idaho, this 8 th day of May , 1979. ATTEST: City Clerk