The Mechanics of a
- The petition is
filed with the City Clerk for the next City Council
meeting. The first name on the petition becomes the
petitions official name.
- The City Council
will review the petition and refer it to the Ordinance
- The Ordinance
Committee, which is chaired by Councillor Frank Duehay
and is made up of the full membership of the City
Council, schedules hearings.
- At the same time,
the Ordinance Committee submits the petition to the
Planning Board, which reviews the petition, holds
hearings, and makes its recommendation to the council.
These hearings can be held jointly by the City Council
and Planning Board.
- The Planning board
may pass the petition back to the council with
recommended changes or no changes.
- The City
Councils Ordinance Committee takes the petition
(with amendments, if any) back to the full council for a
- The council may
hold additional hearings, and then vote. Six
"yes" votes will pass the Growth Management
Petition. Under some circumstances, seven votes are