|Happy Valley Municipal Code|
Section 15. Ordinances. The council will exercise its legislative authority by adopting ordinances. The enacting clause for all ordinances must state “The City of Happy Valley ordains as follows:”
Section 16. Ordinance Adoption.
(a) Except as authorized by subsection (b), the council must adopt an ordinance with the approval of a majority of the council at two meetings.
(b) The council may adopt an ordinance at a single meeting by the unanimous approval of at least three members of the council, provided the proposed ordinance is available to the public at least one week before the meeting.
(c) Any substantive amendment to a proposed ordinance must be read aloud or made available to the public before the council adopts the ordinance at that meeting.
(d) After the adoption of an ordinance, the vote of each member must be entered into the council minutes.
(e) After adoption of an ordinance, the city recorder must attest to the adoption and the date of adoption.
Section 17. Effective Date of Ordinances. Ordinances normally take effect on the 30th day after adoption, or on a later day provided in the ordinance. An ordinance may take effect as soon as adopted or other date less than 30 days after adoption if it contains an emergency clause.
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