Opposition group plans to petition city’s sale of downtown emergency services building
January 16, 2013
To petition for a vote
■ Five city voters must file an affidavit with the city clerk stating that they’ll serve as a petitioners’ committee.
■ The group must file its referendum petition within 30 days of the Steamboat Springs City Council adopting the ordinance being challenged.
■ When a referendum petition is filed with the city clerk, the ordinance sought to be reconsidered shall be suspended. The suspension shall terminate when:
- There is a final determination of insufficiency of the petition, or
- The petitioners’ committee withdraws petition, or
- The council repeals the ordinance, or
- Certification of a favorable vote of qualified electors of the city on the ordinance.
■ The vote shall be held not less than 30 days and not later than 90 days from the date of the final council vote. If no regular municipal election is to be held within the period prescribed, the council shall provide for a special election.
Source: Steamboat Springs’ Municipal Code