Q: How can I place an item to be voted on in a city?
I would like to change the laws of the municipality by placing it on the ballot for the upcoming elections.
A: You must find out whether your city has a process for petitioning to place a referendum on the ballot (also called initiative petition), and if so, what the petition requirements are (method, number of signatures needed, time restrictions, etc.). I would start out by calling the City Clerk's Office or City Attorney's Office for guidance. Otherwise, hire an attorney handling local government issues to research it and advise you on the matter. My office can offer advice on this issue, after reviewing the ordinances and contacting city officials.
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