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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1953 NO. 67 > Jun 17 1953

1. The vote of the electors on the question of advancement of a city to the first class is advisory only. 2. An ordinance is ineffective which limits the freeholders elected to frame a charter to a function only after a favorable vote for advancement. 3. Freeholders, once elected, may proceed to frame a charter in spite of a negative vote by the electorate on the question of advancement.