A. Pursuant to RCW 82.14.036, the tax imposed by LMC 3.24.020 is subject to referendum. A referendum petition to repeal the tax imposed by said LMC 3.24.020 must be filed with the City Clerk or the City Manager within seven days of passage of the ordinance creating and establishing said LMC 3.24.020. Within 10 days of filing of the referendum petition, the City Manager shall confer with the petitioner concerning the form and style of the petition, issue an identification number for the petition and write a ballot title for the measure. The ballot title shall be posed as a question so that an affirmative answer to the question and an affirmative vote on the measure results in the tax or tax rate increase being imposed, and a negative answer to the question and a negative vote on the measure results in the tax or tax rate increase not being imposed. The petitioner shall be notified of the identification number and ballot title within the 10-day period.
B. After notification of the identification number and ballot title, the petitioner shall have 30 days to secure on petition forms the signatures of not less than 15 percent of the registered voters of the City and to file the signed petitions with the City Clerk or the City Manager. Each petition form must contain the ballot title and the full text of the measure to be referred. [Ord. 6 § 4, 1995.]