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(A) Upon receipt of a petition containing signatures of eligible electors of the city equal in number to at least 25% of the persons who voted at the last regular city election, the Council shall refer the petition to the Council as a Committee of the Whole and schedule a public hearing on the petition to be held before the Council as a Committee of the Whole within 14 days.
(B) Notice of the public hearing shall be published at least once, in a newspaper having general circulation in the city, not less than four nor more than 14 days before the date of the public hearing.
(C) Any action on the petition shall be taken at the next regular Council meeting following the Committee of the Whole meeting.
(D) In the event Council action is pending on the issue addressed by the petition, any action by the Council on the issue shall be tabled until the next regular Council meeting following the required Committee of the Whole meeting, or thereafter as the Council may determine.
(1999 Code, § 5.19)