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The electors of this Municipality shall have the power to propose ordinances and other measures by initiative petition. Except as provided in this section, the procedures for proposing ordinances and other measures by initiative petition shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and laws of Ohio now or hereafter in effect.
When an initiative petition has been determined sufficient by the Finance Director and prior to submission to the Board of Elections of such proposed ordinance or measure for the approval or rejection of the electors of this Municipality, the Finance Director shall forthwith submit such proposed initiative ordinance or measure to Council and the Council shall consider the proposed initiative ordinance or measure. If the Council fails to adopt the proposed initiative ordinance or measure without any change in substance within thirty (30) days after it receives the proposed initiative ordinance from the Finance Director, the Finance Director shall submit the proposed ordinance or measure to the Board of Elections. (Amended 11-8-05; 11-2-10)