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* California Constitution - CONS

  ( Article 11 added June 2, 1970, by Prop. 2. Res.Ch. 331, 1969. )

SEC. 3.  

(a) For its own government, a county or city may adopt a charter by majority vote of its electors voting on the question. The charter is effective when filed with the Secretary of State. A charter may be amended, revised, or repealed in the same manner. A charter, amendment, revision, or repeal thereof shall be published in the official state statutes. County charters adopted pursuant to this section shall supersede any existing charter and all laws inconsistent therewith. The provisions of a charter are the law of the State and have the force and effect of legislative enactments.

(b) The governing body or charter commission of a county or city may propose a charter or revision. Amendment or repeal may be proposed by initiative or by the governing body.

(c) An election to determine whether to draft or revise a charter and elect a charter commission may be required by initiative or by the governing body.

(d) If provisions of 2 or more measures approved at the same election conflict, those of the measure receiving the highest affirmative vote shall prevail.

(Subdivision (a) amended Nov. 5, 1974, by Prop. 2. Res.Ch. 81, 1974. Other Source: Entire Sec. 3 was added June 2, 1970, by Prop. 2; Res.Ch. 331, 1969.)