Sun City, CA asked in Civil Litigation and Municipal Law for California

Q: Can CA city councils enact ord. concerning an approved for circulation petition that are different than the petition

I have submitted a petition to add a specific ordinance to the city code. While I am gathering signatures, can the city council pass an ordinance that is different from the one I am circulating? Are they restricted from doing anything except pass the proposed ordinance in the petition.

1 Lawyer Answer
David Keith Hicks
David Keith Hicks
  • Dunsmuir, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, of course they can. If they follow the rules for hearings, readings etc. You at the same time can proceed with your "different" petition. You can tell signers what the difference is if you like.

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