Section 11.20: Charter Amendment and Repeal.
11.20.10: General Provisions
Charter amendments may be proposed by the Commission, the County Commissioners or by the public. Any proposed Charter amendment shall be filed and registered by the Auditor and submitted to the voters at the next statewide general election occurring at least 90 days after registration of the proposed amendment by the Auditor. If more than one amendment is submitted on the same ballot, they shall be submitted in such a manner that the people may vote for or against the amendments separately; provided that an amendment which embraces a single or interrelated subject may be submitted as a single proposition even though it is composed of changes to one or more Articles.
If a proposed amendment is approved by a majority of the voters voting on the issue, it shall be effective 10 days after the results of the election are certified unless a later date is specified in the petition or ordinance proposing the amendment. Any implementing ordinance required by any Charter amendment shall be enacted by the County Commissioners within 180 days after the amendment is effective, unless the amendment provides otherwise.
11.20.20: Amendments by the Charter Review Commission
The Commission may propose amendments to the Charter by filing such proposed amendments with the Auditor who shall submit the amendments to the voters at the next November election at least 90 days after filing and registration of the amendments.
11.20.30: Amendments by the Public
The public may propose amendments to the Charter as provided by filing with the Auditor an initiative petition bearing the signatures of registered voters of the county equal in number to but not less than 20 percent of the numbers of voters who voted in the last gubernatorial election. Signatures shall be filed not more than 120 days following registration of the petition by the Auditor.
11.20.40: Amendments by the Board of County Commissioners
The Commissioners may propose amendments to the Charter by enacting an ordinance to submit a proposed amendment to the voters at the next November election occurring at least 90 days after enactment.
11.20.50: Repeal of the Charter by the People
Six years after the adoption of the Charter the public may initiate repeal of the Charter by filing an initiative petition bearing the signatures of registered voters of the county equal in number to not less than 35 per cent of the number of voters who voted for the office of governor in the last statewide election, the signatures to be gathered within 180 days of registration of the petition by the Auditor. A proposal to repeal the Charter must include provisions for transition.