Each ordinance or resolution providing for the appropriation of money, or for an annual tax levy, or for improvements petitioned for by the owners of a majority of the foot frontage of the property to be benefited and specially assessed therefor, and any emergency ordinance or resolution necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, shall take effect, unless a later time be specified therein, upon its signature by the Mayor, or upon the expiration of the time within which it may be disapproved by the Mayor, or upon its passage after its disapproval by the Mayor, as the case may be.  No other ordinances or resolutions shall go into effect until thirty days after its final passage by the Council.  Each emergency measure shall contain a statement of the necessity for such emergency action and shall require the affirmative votes of at least two-thirds of the members of Council for its enactment.  No action of the Council in authorizing any change in the boundaries of the City or the surrender or joint exercise of any of its powers, or in granting any franchise, or in contracting for the supply to the City or its inhabitants of the product or service of any utility, whether Municipally owned or not, or in increasing sewer service charge rates for the Waste Water Treatment Plant, shall be taken as an emergency measure.
(Amended November 6, 1979.)