Section 2-85 Filing bills; hearing; final passage; amendment.

    Every bill introduced shall be filed with the city clerk on the day of its first reading and shall remain on file in his office for public inspection until it is finally adopted or fails of passage. Prior to the final passage of any bill, other than an emergency bill, all persons interested therein shall be given an opportunity to be heard before the council, in accordance with such rules and regulations as the council may adopt. After the third reading of any bill and compliance with the other provisions herein, the council may finally pass the bill with or without amendment, except that if the council shall make an amendment which constitutes a change in substance, the bill as amended shall be filed in the office of the city clerk for one additional week, and an opportunity afforded for further public hearing, after which final action may be taken thereon.
(Code 1964, § 2.410)

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