In addition to any other authority to issue revenue bonds, a public body may authorize revenue bonds by resolution or nonemergency ordinance pursuant to this section for a public purpose.
If revenue bonds are authorized by nonemergency ordinance, a public body may not sell the revenue bonds pursuant to this section until the period for referral of the ordinance has expired. If electors of a public body refer a nonemergency ordinance authorizing issuance of revenue bonds, the public body may not sell the revenue bonds unless the electors approve issuance of the revenue bonds.
If revenue bonds are authorized by resolution:
A public body may not sell the revenue bonds until at least 60 days following publication of the notice required in subsection (4) of this section.
The resolution must provide that electors residing within the public body may file a petition with the public body asking the public body to refer the question of whether to issue the revenue bonds to a vote. If within 60 days after the publication of the notice described in subsection (4) of this section, electors file petitions with the public body containing valid signatures of at least five percent of the public body’s electors, the public body:
Shall place the question of issuing the revenue bonds on the ballot at the next lawfully available election date; and
May not sell the revenue bonds described in the notice unless a majority of the electors voting on the question of issuing the revenue bonds approve.
A public body authorizing revenue bonds by resolution shall publish a notice describing the purposes for which the revenue bonds will be sold in at least one newspaper of general circulation within the boundaries of the public body in the same manner as other public notices of the public body. At a minimum, the notice must contain:
The date the resolution was adopted and the number thereof, if any;
The expected source of revenue for repayment of the revenue bonds;
The estimated principal amount of the revenue bonds to be sold;
The procedures by which electors may cause the question of issuing the revenue bonds to be referred to a vote;
The period within which electors must file signed petitions to cause referral; and
The fact that the resolution is available for inspection at the appropriate office of the public body.
If revenue bonds are authorized by nonemergency ordinance under subsection (2) of this section, the revenue bonds may be secured by the revenues or other property of the public body that is described in the nonemergency ordinance. If revenue bonds are authorized by resolution under subsection (3) of this section, the revenue bonds may be secured by the revenues or other property of the public body that is described in the notice required under subsection (4) of this section.