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Section 13-103 Procedural Ordinances.

When a Charter provision is to be implemented by general ordinance, lack of general ordinance setting forth the procedural steps shall not prevent an improvement, work or act. Existing ordinances may be followed so far as applicable, and the Council may, by resolution or ordinance relating to that improvement, work or act, carry out the public purpose by resolution or ordinance recognizing and approving the procedure followed. Lack of a general procedural ordinance shall not impair the validity of the proceedings. A subsequent general ordinance need not follow the same procedure.

In following procedures provided in this Charter, the Council by ordinance may fix additional procedures in any matter for which the procedures provided in this Charter are incomplete or silent. [New sec. Nov. 8, 1966.]