(a) The proponents of an initiative petition may withdraw the petition in accordance with the procedures of the City Election Code.
(b) When an initiative petition requesting the adoption by the Council of a proposed ordinance is presented to the Council by the City Clerk, the Council must take one of the following actions within 20 days after the presentation, unless the petition is withdrawn by the proponents:
(1) adopt the proposed ordinance, without alteration;
(2) call a special election to be held not earlier than 110 days nor more than 140 days after Council action on the petition to submit the proposed ordinance, without alteration, to a vote of the electors of the City; or
(3) determine to submit the proposed ordinance, without alteration, to a vote of the electors of the City at either the next regular City election to be held more than 110 days from the date of Council action on the petition or the next Statewide election conducted by the County of Los Angeles to be held more than 110 days from the date of Council action on the petition.
(c) Any ordinance proposed by initiative petition, adopted by the Council and approved by the Mayor, or adopted over the Mayor's veto, shall be subject to a referendary vote as provided in Section 460 in the same manner as other ordinances adopted by the Council.
Amended by: Charter Amendment 1, approved March 3, 2015, effective April 2, 2015; Subsec. (a), Charter Amendment E, approved November 6, 2018, effective December 14, 2018; Subsec. (a), Charter Amendment EE, approved November 6, 2018, effective December 14, 2018.