Charter Ordinance No. 208  


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  • A CHARTER ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WICHITA, KANSAS, PERTAINING TO PRIMARY ELECTIONS, EXEMPTING THE CITY OF WICHITA FROM K.S.A. 25-2108a.

    WHEREAS, by Section 4 of Charter Ordinance no. 112 and Section 5 of Charter Ordinance No. 114, the City of Wichita adopted primary election procedures for district Council members and mayor; and

    WHEREAS, the City of Wichita wishes to retain those procedures for primary elections even though the procedures under State statute have subsequently changed;

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF WICHITA, KANSAS,

    SECTION 1. The City of Wichita, Kansas, by virtue of the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5, of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to exempt itself and hereby makes inapplicable to it the provisions of K.S.A. 25-2108a, which provisions are applicable to this city and not applicable uniformly to all cities, and provide substitute and additional provisions as heretofore set forth in Section 4 of Charter Ordinance no. 112 and Section 5 of Charter Ordinance no. 114.

    SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official City paper.

    SECTION 3. This is a charter ordinance and shall take effect sixty-one days after final publication unless a sufficient petition for a referendum is filed and a referendum held on the ordinance as provided in Article 12, Section 5, Subsection (c)(3) of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, in which case the ordinance shall become effective if approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon.

    PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY, not less than two-thirds of the members-elect voting in favor thereof this date, October 28, 2008.

    /s/ Carl Brewer
         Mayor

       

    ATTEST:

    /s/ Karen Sublett
         City Clerk

       

    Approved as to form:

    /s/ Gary E. Rebenstorf
         Director of Law