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Which Large Cities Have Initiatives?

There are over 20 large Cities with Initiatives:

In the U.S. there are many large cities with Initiatives, along with counties and small cities. Twenty of the largest are listed below.

Initiative Process in 20 Largest Cities
CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT ORDINANCE
New York, NY X
Los Angeles, CA X X
Chicago, IL
Houston, TX X X
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ X X
San Diego, CA X X
Dallas, TX X X
San Antonio, TX X X
Detroit, MI X X
San Jose, CA X X
Indianapolis, IN
San Francisco, CA X X
Jacksonville, FL X
Columbus, OH X X
Austin, TX X X
Baltimore, MD X
Memphis, TN
Milwaukee, WI X X
Boston, MA
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