Except as otherwise provided by this section, on January 1, 1970, every statutory city operating under the standard plan of government shall assume the Plan A form of government as prescribed by chapter 412 in the same manner as if the change to Optional Plan A form of government had been approved by the voters in the manner prescribed by that chapter.
Prior to January 1, 1970, the city council may, and upon petition therefor signed by voters equal in number to at least 15 percent of the electors voting at the last previous city election, shall, submit to the voters at a regular or special election the question of adopting Optional Plan A. Subdivision 1 shall not be effective in any city where such an election is held unless a majority of the votes cast on the question in such an election are in the affirmative. If the majority of votes cast on the question are not in the affirmative, such a city shall remain a standard plan city. The question on assuming Optional Plan A shall be that provided by section 412.551, subdivision 2.
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Revisor of Statutes