The electors of the City shall have the power, except as herein restricted, to propose to the council passage or repeal of ordinances and to vote on the question if the council refuses action, provided such proposed action be within the jurisdiction and authority of the council. This power shall not extend to the proposing or repealing of ordinances making or reducing the appropriation of money, fixing the salaries of City officers or employees or authorizing the repeal or reduction of the levy of any taxes. The initiative power shall be exercised in the following manner:
(a) Adopt the proposed ordinance submitted in an initiative petition, without substantive amendments, or effect the repeal referred to by such petition, or(5) If the council adopts an ordinance following the submission of an initiative petition as provided above, it shall be treated in all respects in the same manner as other ordinances adopted by the council.
(b) Determine to submit the proposal to the electors.
(6) If an initiative ordinance is submitted to a vote of the electors as provided in Section 6-01 (4) above, the election shall take place at the next citywide regular or special election already scheduled for other purposes. The results shall be determined by a majority vote of the electors voting on the proposal.
(7) If a majority of the qualified electors voting on a proposed initiative ordinance vote in its favor, it shall be considered adopted upon certification of the election results. If conflicting ordinances are approved at the same election, the one receiving the greater number of affirmative votes shall prevail to the extent of such conflict.
(8) An ordinance adopted by the electorate through the initiative process shall be treated in all respects in the same manner as ordinances adopted by the council provided, however, that it shall not be subject to veto by the mayor.
A. Any elected official of the City may be removed from office by the electors of the City through a recall process. The recall procedure shall be the same as is provided in the general laws of the state.
B. If, in a recall election, the majority of those voting, vote for recall, the officer named in the recall petition shall be removedipso facto from office, and the vacancy thereby created shall be filled as in the case of ordinary vacancies.
Any elected official of the City may be removed from office by court suit as provided for in the constitution and general laws of the state.