Sec. 301. Powers to Judge Qualifications and Election Results.
The City Council may judge the qualifications of the City’s Elected Officials as set forth by the Charter, and may judge all election returns for such positions, subject to the terms and conditions of rules and procedures it shall adopt for such purposes by ordinance, and the requirements of applicable State and federal laws. In matters involving the determination of the qualifications of its Elected Officials, and on other matters prescribed by ordinance, the City Council shall have the power and authority to compel the attendance of witnesses, to examine them under oath and to compel the production of evidence before it. Refusal to comply with any subpoenas issued for these purposes, or the refusal to testify (for other than constitutional grounds), shall be punishable in the same manner as other violations of this Charter.