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TITLE 50
MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS
CHAPTER 7
COUNCIL
50-703.  Change in number of councilmen. (1) Any city may change to the greater or lesser number of councilmen after an election instituted by resolution of the council or by petition as provided for initiative in chapter 18, title 34, Idaho Code. When the proposition submitted to the electors shall receive a favorable vote, officials shall be elected at the succeeding general city election, provided however, that should such election be conducted in a year when no general city election is to be held, such new positions shall be filled by appointment within thirty (30) days.
(a)  When the number of councilmen to be elected is to be reduced from six (6) to four (4), there shall be elected one (1) councilman to serve a term of four (4) years. At the next succeeding general city election, there shall be elected two (2) councilmen, each to serve a term of four (4) years, and one (1) councilman to serve a term of two (2) years.
(b)  When the number of councilmen to be elected is to be increased from four (4) to six (6), there shall be elected three (3) councilmen, each to serve a term of four (4) years, and one (1) councilman to serve a term of two (2) years.
(2)  Any city operating under the city manager form of government may change to the greater or lesser number of councilmen after an election instituted under subsection (1).
(a)  When the number of councilmen to be elected is to be reduced from seven (7) to five (5):
(i)   If there are four (4) councilmen up for election at the next general city election, there shall be elected two (2) councilmen, each to serve a term of four (4) years.
(ii)  If there are three (3) councilmen up for election at the next general city election, there shall be elected one (1) councilman, to serve a term of four (4) years. At the next succeeding general city election, there shall be elected three (3) councilmen, each to serve a term of four (4) years, and one (1) councilman to serve a term of two (2) years.
(b)  When the number of councilmen to be elected is to be increased from five (5) to seven (7):
(i)   If there are two (2) councilmen up for election at the next general city election, there shall be elected four (4) councilmen, each to serve a term of four (4) years.
(ii)  If there are three (3) councilmen up for election at the next general city election, there shall be elected four (4) councilmen, each to serve a term of four (4) years, and one (1) councilman to serve a term of two (2) years.

History:
[50-703, added 1967, ch. 429, sec. 134, p. 1249; am. 1972, ch. 16, sec. 1, p. 21; am. 2018, ch. 169, sec. 17, p. 367.]


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