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(A) Except as provided in Division (B) of this section, the Council may adopt emergency ordinances and resolutions by an affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of the members of Council. Each emergency ordinance or resolution shall determine that the ordinance or resolution is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety, or welfare, and shall contain a statement of the necessity for the emergency.
(B) Emergency ordinances and resolutions shall not be used by the Council for the following purposes:
(1) To enact or levy taxes.
(2) To grant, renew, or extend franchises.
(3) To establish or regulate the rates charged by any public utility for its services.
(4) To authorize the municipality to borrow money or issue bonds or notes, except as provided in § 7.09 (B) of this Charter.
(C) An emergency ordinance or resolution shall not be subject to Division (C) of § 4.14 of this Charter and may be adopted by the Council, with or without amendments at the meeting at which it is introduced, or at any subsequent meeting. If an emergency ordinance or resolution shall fail to receive the required two-thirds vote required for passage as an emergency measure, it may be considered at subsequent meetings as a non-emergency measure, but the provisions of Division (C) of § 4.14 shall apply to its consideration as a non-emergency measure.
(D) Emergency ordinances and resolutions shall become effective immediately upon their passage unless a later date is specified in the ordinance or resolution; and such emergency measures shall be published after its passage in the manner provided by Division (E) of § 4.14 of this Charter.
(E) Ordinances and resolutions adopted as emergency measures are subject to the provisions of § 10.01 of this Charter pertaining to initiative.
(Revision approved by the voters 11-3-92)