City of Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga County
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9.1 Enactment of Ordinances.

All ordinances enacted by the Council shall be in writing and shall contain an enactment clause beginning with the words "Be it ordained. . ."
Any Council member may introduce ordinances at any Council meeting. The Council shall pass no ordinance until the Council has held a public hearing thereon. Such public hearing shall be on at least five days public notice, and such notice shall be published at least two times in the City's designated official newspaper or newspapers. Such notice shall indicate that a copy of the introduced ordinance shall be available for public review in the City Clerk's office.

9.2 Enactment of local laws.

All local laws enacted by the Council shall be in writing and shall contain an enactment clause beginning with the words, "Be it enacted . . . ." Local laws shall be enacted in accordance with the Municipal Home Rule Law.

9.3 Recording and proof.

All ordinances and local laws shall be recorded in books kept by the City for that purpose. The Charter, minutes of the Council, and any ordinance or local law or part thereof may be proven by a copy certified by the City Clerk under the Seal of the City or by a book or pamphlet printed by authority of the City.

9.4 Publication and effective date.

9.4.1 
Public notice. All ordinances shall be published once after their passage and shall take effect the day after such publication.
9.4.2 
Summary. In addition, but not limited, to provisions in Section 9.4.1, the Council may publish a summary of each adopted ordinance as an alternative to publication of the full text of each adopted ordinance, except when publication of the full text of the ordinance is specifically required by laws of the State of New York or the United States. Each published summary of an ordinance shall briefly describe the subject matter of the ordinance and its purpose and shall state when and where a complete text of the ordinance shall be available for public review.
9.4.3 
All local laws shall be published and filed after passage in accordance with § 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.

9.5 Repeal and amendment.

No ordinance, local law, or part thereof shall be amended or repealed except by ordinance or local law adopted as provided in this title.