Section 2-82 Emergency ordinances.


    An ordinance may be passed as an emergency measure on the day of the introduction of the bill, provided that it contains the statement that an emergency exists and specifies distinctly the facts and reasons constituting the emergency. No ordinance granting, enlarging or affecting any franchise shall be passed as an emergency measure. The emergency procedure shall be restricted to the following:

    (1)    Bills concerning the immediate preservation of public peace, property, health, safety or morals.

    (2)    An appropriation for payment of principal or interest of the public debt.

    (3)    An appropriation for the payment of current expenses of the city government.

    (4)    Calling an election or providing for the submission of a proposal to the people.

The vote of six-sevenths of the members of the council shall be required to pass an ordinance as an emergency measure.

(Code 1964, § 2.400)

     Charter reference(s)--Similar provisions, § 15B.