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A. The exercise of such initiative and referendum powers may be restricted or abandoned upon passage of a resolution by the council or by the filing of a sufficient petition with the city clerk signed by qualified electors in number equal to not less than 10 percent of the votes cast at the last general municipal election. The sufficiency of the petition for restriction or abandonment shall be determined by the city clerk and certified as to sufficiency.

B. The proposal for restriction of the initiative and/or referendum powers and/or the proposal for abandonment of such powers shall be voted upon at the next general municipal election if one is to be held within 180 days from the date of filing of the petition, or at a special election to be called for that purpose not less than 90 days nor more than 180 days after the passage of the resolution or the certification of sufficiency of the petition. The ballot title and statement of proposition shall be prepared by the city attorney as provided in BCC 1.12.170. (Ord. 2230 § 27, 1975.)