Is it possible to veto an ordinance?
An ordinance adopted by the city council of a city operating under the council form of government is not enacted until it is approved by the mayor or passed over the mayor’s veto. An ordinance not approved by the mayor shall be returned to the council with written objections at the next meeting occurring not less than five days after the original passage. The veto may extend to an entire ordinance or to any one or more items contained in any ordinance making an appropriation. If the mayor fails to return any ordinance with written objections within the time specified in this section, it shall be deemed approved. Any ordinance that has been vetoed in whole or in part may be reconsidered by the city council, and if two-thirds of its members pass such ordinance, it shall be effective notwithstanding the veto. (NDCC 40-11-05)

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1. What public notice must be provided to amending a zoning ordinance?
2. How can we be sure that the proper procedures were used in adopting our old ordinances?
3. How many meetings are required for the passage of a city ordinance?
4. How many votes are required to pass an ordinance?
5. Is any specific form required for a city ordinance?
6. Is it possible to veto an ordinance?
7. Under what circumstances do we need to publish our city ordinances?
8. What can we do to require property owners to remove snow from sidewalks in our city?
9. When does a city ordinance become effective?
10. What is the procedure for referring an ordinance passed by the city governing body to the voters?
11. What can a city governing board do to get property owners to remove snow from sidewalks in the city?