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Section 2-120 Ordinances, Passage.

Every ordinance except an emergency ordinance shall have two (2) public readings of its title or the effect thereof. At least five (5) days shall elapse between the introduction and final passage of any ordinance and no ordinance shall be amended within five (5) days of its final passage except in the case of an emergency ordinance. An emergency ordinance shall have one public reading of its title or the effect thereof and may be enacted upon the date of its introduction, providing that it contains the statement that an emergency exists and specifies with distinctness the facts or reasons constituting such emergency. The unanimous vote of all members of the Council present, and of not less than four (4) members shall be required to pass an emergency ordinance. [May 3, 1913, new sec. 25; rev. 1914, sec. 47; 1928 pub., sec. 47; 1942 recod., sec. 2-131; rev. Nov. 6, 1962; am. May 20, 1980.]