A. No emergency ordinance shall be effective until published as provided in Sec. 3-303 of this Charter.
B. Emergency ordinances may be enacted to meet a public emergency affecting life, health, property or the public peace. However, an emergency ordinance may not levy taxes; grant, renew or extend a franchise; or regulate the rate charged by any public utility for its services.
C. An emergency ordinance shall be introduced in the form and manner required for ordinances generally, except that it shall contain, after the enacting clause, a declaration stating that an emergency exists and describing it in clear and specific terms.
D. An emergency ordinance may be adopted at the meeting at which it is introduced and, if passed by an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the members elect, may take immediate effect after publication.
E. Every emergency ordinance is automatically repealed as of the sixty-first (61st) day after its enactment, unless reenacted as an emergency ordinance.
(Adopted by the electorate, 11-5-1974)