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(A) Introduction of ordinance and amendments of ordinances. All Council Members have the right to introduce new ordinances and amendments to existing ones.
(B) Prior approval by city attorney. All contract documents shall, before presentation to the Council, be approved as to form and legality by the City Attorney or his or her authorized representative. All the instruments shall have first been referred to the head of the department under whose jurisdiction the administration of the subject matter of the contract document would be affected and be approved by the department head; provided, however, that if approval is not given, then the same shall be returned to the Mayor with a written memorandum of the reasons why the approval is withheld. In the event the questioned instrument is not redrafted to meet a department head objection, or objection is not withdrawn and approval in writing given, then the Mayor shall so advise the Council and give the reasons advanced by the department head for withholding approval. No contract affecting the city may be changed after previously being approved by the City Attorney without getting his or her approval as to form and legality of the change.
(C) Introducing for passage or approval.
(1) Ordinances, resolutions, and other matters or subjects requiring action by the Council must be introduced and sponsored as provided in § 30.03 above.
(2) No ordinance shall relate to more than one subject, which shall be clearly expressed in its title, and no ordinance, or section thereof, may be amended or repealed unless the new ordinance contains the number of the ordinance amended or repealed, and when practicable all ordinances shall be introduced as amendments to existing ordinances or sections thereof.
(Ord. 851112A, passed 11-12-1985; Ord. 080624-A, passed 6-24-2008; Ord. 090721, passed 7-21-2009; Ord. 100706, passed 7-6-2010)