An emergency ordinance is an ordinance necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, morals, safety or welfare of the city. The emergency must be defined and declared in its preamble and must be adopted by a vote of at least five members of the council. No prosecution can be based upon the provisions of an emergency ordinance until 24 hours after the ordinance has been filed with the council secretary and posted in a conspicuous place at the city hall or until the ordinance has been published, unless the person charged with a violation had actual notice of the passage of the ordinance before the violation.
(Section 3.06 amended by Ord. 2004-8, passed 4-5-2004)