368.2  Name change.

A city may change its name as follows:

1.  The council shall propose the name change and shall notify the county commissioner of elections that the question shall be submitted at the next regular city election.

2.  The county commissioner of elections shall publish notice, as provided in section 362.3, of the proposed new name, and of the fact that the question will be submitted at the next regular city election. The county commissioner of elections shall report the results of the balloting on the question to the mayor and the city council.

3.  If a majority of those voting on the question approves the proposed new name, the city clerk shall enter the new name upon the city records and file certified copies of the proceedings, including the council's proposal, proof of publication of notice, and certification of the election result, with the county recorder of each county which contains part of the city, and with the secretary of state. Upon proper filing the name change is complete and effective.

Section History: Early form

  [C97, § 628-630; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 5619-5622; C46, 50, 54, § 362.34-362.37; C58, 62, 66, 71, 73, § 362.38-362.41; C75, 77, 79, 81, § 368.2]

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