9-20 INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM
Percentage of voters required to propose ordinance or resolution.
Petition proposing ordinance or resolution--Contents.
Ordinance may not be initiated to nullify bond purposes.
Presentation of initiative petition to governing body--Submission to voters.
Majority vote at election required for initiated ordinance or resolution--Effective
Year's waiting period required before amendment or repeal.
Time for filing referendum petition.
Description in referendum petition of matter covered.
Number of signers required for referendum petition--Data concerning signers.
Requirements for persons circulating petition--Board of elections to promulgate
rules--Scope of rules.
Liberal construction of referendum petition.
Date of election on referendum petition--No action taken pending election.
Date to certify ballot language to county auditor.
Additional election costs paid by municipality.
Publication of referred ordinance or resolution--Notice of election.
Ballots used in referendum election--Form and contents.
General municipal election law applicable to referendum elections.
Majority vote required for approval of referred measure--Effective date.
Preservation of referendum petitions--Open to public inspection.
Waiting period for new action after referendum election.
Legislative finding--Actions of municipal governing boards subject to referendum.
Legislative decision of governing body subject to referendum--Administrative
decision not subject to referendum.