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  82.133.  Disincorporation of charter or home rule cities--election, ballot language. — 1.  The county governing body of any county in which a constitutional charter or home rule city is located shall disincorporate the city as provided in sections 82.133 to 82.145.

  2.  The county governing body shall order an election upon the question of disincorporation of a constitutional charter or home rule city upon petition of twenty-five percent of the voters of the city.

  3.  The county governing body shall give notice of the election by publication in a newspaper of general circulation published in the city or, if there is no such newspaper in the city, then in the newspaper in the county published nearest the city.  The notice shall contain a copy of the petition and the names of the petitioners.  No election on the question of disincorporation shall be held until the notice has been published for four weeks successively.

  4.  The question shall be submitted in substantially the following form:


Shall the city of ______ be dissolved?


  5.  Upon the affirmative vote of a majority of those persons voting on the question, the county governing body shall disincorporate the city.


(L. 2016 S.B. 572)

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