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a. Proposal of Amendment. Amendments to this charter may be framed and proposed:
1. In a manner provided by law, or
2. By ordinance of the council containing the full text of the proposed amendment or amendments, or
3. By a report of a Charter Commission created by ordinance, or
4. By the voters of the City, upon submission of a petition containing the full text of the proposed amendment or amendments and signed by not less than 5% of the qualified voters of the City.
b. Upon delivery to the City election officials of a proposal meeting the above requirements, an election shall be held on that proposal.
c. Such elections shall be announced on the same day of each of two successive weeks in one or more newspapers published in Bell County and of general circulation in the City at least 30 days prior to the date of the election. This announcement shall include a substantial copy of the proposed amendment or amendments.
d. The election shall be held not less than 60 days nor more than 120 days after the adoption of the ordinance, approval of the report of the Charter Commission by the City Council, or the final determination of the sufficiency of the petition proposing the amendment or amendments.
e. If no regular election is to be held during this period, the council shall call a special election on the proposed amendment or amendments. Otherwise, the holding of a special election shall be within the discretion of the council.
f. The form of the ballot shall be similar to that specified in Section 8.09.