Chapter 2 ADMINISTRATION*
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
(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.