Sec. 7.4. Enactment, amendment, repeal and effective date of ordinances.
Subject to the exceptions which follow, (1) ordinances may be enacted, amended, or repealed by the affirmative vote of not less than four Councilmen, (2) no ordinance shall be finally enacted by the Council until after publication of the proceedings, or summary thereof, of the meeting at which it was introduced, and (3) the effective date of all ordinances shall be prescribed therein, but the effective date shall not be earlier than twenty days after the enactment nor before publication thereof. It is provided, however, that an ordinance which is declared therein to be immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, or safety may be enacted before publication of the proceedings of the meeting at which it is introduced, or may be given earlier effect than twenty days after the enactment, or both, by the affirmative votes of not less than five Councilmen if six or seven Councilmen are present at the meeting at which it is enacted, or by the affirmative vote of not less than four Councilmen if four or five Councilmen are present at the meeting at which it is enacted. In case an ordinance is given effect earlier than twenty days after its enactment, the requirements for publication before such ordinance becomes operative may be met by posting copies thereof in conspicuous locations in ten public places in the city; and the Clerk shall, immediately after such posting, enter in the Ordinance Book under the record of the ordinance a certificate under his hand stating the time and place of such publication by posting of the ordinance. Such ordinance shall also be published in accordance with Section 7.5 of this Charter, but not as a requirement for the effectiveness thereof.
Unless by the affirmative vote of four Councilmen, no office shall be created or abolished, no tax or assessment shall be imposed, no street, alley, or public ground shall be vacated, no real estate or any interest therein shall be sold or disposed of, no money shall be appropriated, nor shall any vote of the Council be reconsidered or rescinded.
No ordinance granting any public utility franchise shall be enacted except in accordance with the provisions of Section 13.2 of this Charter.
No ordinance shall be revised, altered, or amended by reference to the title only, but the section or sections of the ordinance revised, altered, or amended shall be reenacted and published. However, an ordinance may be repealed by reference to its title and number only.