Sec. 1.  General authority.
   (a)   Initiative, referendum and recall. There is reserved to the qualified electors of the City of Yuma the powers of initiative, the referendum and the recall of elected officials, as prescribed by the Constitution and the statutes of the State of Arizona.  The required number of signatures of qualified electors required for initiative or referendum shall be computed on the basis of the total number of ballots cast for mayor in the mayoral election, whether primary or general, immediately preceding the request for initiative or referendum.  The required number of signatures for recall of elected officials shall be computed on the basis of the total number of ballots cast for all candidates for the office held at the last general election.
(Sp. Elec. 12/7/93; Sp. Elec. 11/2/99)
   (b)   Initiative.  The City Council shall, upon receipt of notification from the City Clerk that valid petitions for initiative have been filed, either adopt the initiative measure within fifty (50) days of the presentation by the City Clerk or set a date for a special election no later than the next ensuing primary or general election.  (Sp. Elec. 12/7/93; Sp. Elec. 11/2/99)
   (c)   Referendum.  The City Council shall, upon receipt of notification from the City Clerk that valid petitions for referendum have been filed, either repeal the ordinance or resolution within fifty (50) days of the presentation by the City Clerk or submit the ordinance or resolution to the electors of the city either at the next general election or at a special election to be called for that purpose. (Gen. Elec. 12/6/77; Sp. Elec. 11/2/99)
   (d)   Recall.  The City Council shall, upon receipt of notification from the City Clerk that valid petitions for recall have been filed, and if the officer does not resign within the time period allowed by state law, set a date for a special election no later than one hundred twenty (120) days from the date of presentation by the City Clerk.  (Sp. Elec. 12/7/93)