§ 9.7. Emergency Ordinances  


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  • In order to take immediate effect, an emergency ordinance must receive an affirmative vote of five members of council on the ordinance and six affirmative votes on the emergency clause. Each vote shall be taken separately by yea and nay vote.

    In the event the ordinance receives an affirmative vote of five members, but does not receive six affirmative votes on the emergency clause, the emergency clause shall be stricken and the ordinance shall go into effect as otherwise provided by law.

    The journal of the clerk shall show the yeas and nays of the roll call vote separately on the ordinance and the emergency clause.