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Amendments to this charter may be proposed by ordinance approved by the assembly, by a charter commission established in the manner provided by law, or by initiative petition. Proposed amendments shall be submitted to the voters at the next regular or special election occurring more than forty-five days after the adoption of the ordinance, the final report of the charter commission, or certification of the initiative or referendum petition.

If the proposed amendment is approved by a majority of the voters, it becomes effective at the time set in the amendment; or, if no time is set, it takes effect thirty days after certification of the results of the election.

If more than one amendment is proposed, each amendment shall be submitted to the voters as a separate question.