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Notwithstanding any other provisions of this code, the City Council may adopt an emergency ordinance to prohibit any uses of property that may be in conflict with a contemplated general plan, specific plan, building, sign, zoning regulation, and/or subdivision proposal that the City is studying or intends to study within a reasonable time. The ordinance may also suspend the operation of an existing ordinance for the period of the interim zoning ordinance/moratorium. After notice is given as provided in Section 27.08.050 for hearing before the City Council, the City Council may adopt regular or emergency ordinances to extend the interim zoning/moratoria ordinance for additional periods but not to exceed a total of 24 months inclusive of the initial period.