No completed initiative or referendum petition may be submitted to the city recorder unless.
(a) Prior to its circulation a prospective petition was submitted to the city recorder. The prospective petition must contain a copy of the legislation sought to be submitted to the electors and a signed statement on the face of the petition of the names and addresses of not more than three chief petitioners. If one or more of the chief petitioners is an organization, the prospective petition shall disclose the name and address of the organization, the name and address of each of the principal officers of the organization and the signature of the chief officer of the organization;
(b) As circulated, the prospective petition complies with the city recorder’s specifications and the requirements of this code, contains the caption or ordinance title required by section 2.975 of this code, and contains the names and addresses of the chief petitioners;
(c) The date of the first signature on the petition is no later than 90 days after the issuance of the ballot title on the measure; and
(d) The completed petition is submitted to the city recorder for signature verification no later than 100 days after the date of the first signature on the petition. A completed referendum petition shall be submitted to the city recorder by that time or by the effective date of the legislation sought to be referred, whichever is earlier.