Sapulpa Initiative and Referendum Petition - Mask Mandate
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We need to sign this official petition for an initiative and referendum so we can submit officially to the Mayor of Sapulpa for the citizens to vote on the mandatory mask mandate in compliance with our rights according to the Sapulpa charter and the constitution of Oklahoma.
Sec. 9. - Initiative and referendum.
The powers of the initiative and referendum as defined by Article XVIII of the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma are hereby reserved to the City of Sapulpa with reference to all legislative authority which it may exercise for its government.
All exercises of the people of Sapulpa of the powers of the initiative and referendum, shall be by a petition signed by a number of qualified electors residing in said City equal in number to twenty-five (25) percent of the total number of votes cast at the next preceding municipal election, which petition shall be filed with the Mayor, the procedure in regard to a vote of the people of the City, and the elections therefore shall be in all cases as prescribed in said Article XVIII of the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma, and not otherwise. (Sapulpa Charter)
Text of Section 4(a):Reservation of Powers
The powers of the initiative and referendum, reserved by this Constitution to the people of the State and the respective counties and districts therein, are hereby reserved to the people of every municipal corporation now existing or which shall hereafter be created within this State, with reference to all legislative authority which it may exercise, and amendments to charters for its own government in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution.
Text of Section 4(b):Petition - Signature - Filing
Every petition for either the initiative or referendum in the government of a municipal corporation shall be signed by a number of qualified electors residing within the territorial limits of such municipal corporation, equal to twenty-five per centum of the total number of votes cast at the next preceding election, and every such petition shall be filed with the chief executive officer of such municipal corporation.
Text of Section 4(c):Presentation of Petition to Legislative Body - Submission to Voters
When such petition demands the enactment of an ordinance or other legal act other than the grant, extension, or renewal of a franchise, the chief executive officer shall present the same to the legislative body of such corporation at its next meeting, and unless the said petition shall be granted more than thirty days before the next election at which any city officers are to be elected, the chief executive officer shall submit the said ordinance or act so petitioned for, to the qualified electors at said election; and if a majority of said electors voting thereon shall vote for the same, it shall thereupon become in full force and effect.
Text of Section 4(d):Submission to Referendum Vote
When such petition demands a referendum vote upon any ordinance or any other legal act other than the grant, extension, or renewal of a franchise, the chief executive officer shall submit said ordinance or act to the qualified electors of said corporation at the next succeeding general municipal election, and if, at said election, a majority of the electors voting thereon shall not vote for the same, it shall thereupon stand repealed. (Oklahoma constitution)
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