Question: Should section be amended to provide that no ordinance, except for emergency measures, shall go into effect until 30 days after passage and that within that 30 day period referendum petitions may be filed?

Proposed Language:

§ 59     The Referendum

No ordinance passed by the Council, unless it be an emergency measure, shall go into effect until thirty (30) days after its final passage by the Council. If at any time within said thirty (30) days, a petition signed by electors equal in number to ten percent (10%) of the total vote cast at the last preceding regular Municipal election of the City be filed with the Clerk of the Council requesting that the ordinance, or any specified part thereof, be repealed or submitted to a vote of the electors, it shall not become operative until the steps indicated herein have been taken. The petition shall be prepared and filed in the manner and form prescribed in the foregoing sections of this Charter for an initiative petition for an ordinance.