Amendments to this Charter may be framed and submitted to the voters of the City in the manner provided by Chapter 9 of the Local Government Code, as now or hereafter amended.  In the event the United States Department of Justice should fail or refuse to pre-clear any proposed amendment to this charter which submitted to the voters at a charter amendment election and which is required by law to be pre-cleared by said department; and if at such election the majority of voters vote in favor of such proposed amendment, such proposed amendment shall nevertheless have no force and effect unless and until it has either been pre- cleared by said department or the validity of such proposed amendment has been established by the final judgement of a court of competent jurisdiction.
(Amendment adopted by electorate 5-7-94; Amendment adopted by electorate 5-4-02)