I've already blogged my intention to vote against all the incumbents who voted for the ban. Tonight, the conversation was about how to organize to get rid of the council nannies. But it would take years to get rid of all of them, thanks to the staggered 3-year terms (pdf) of the members. But there's still time for another approach: referendum.
Section 84. The electors shall have power to approve or reject at the polls any ordinance passed by the City Council, or submitted by the City Council to a vote of the electors, such power being known as the referendum, except in the case of ordinances zoning or rezoning property, authorizing the issuance of bonds, or making the annual tax levy. Ordinances submitted to the City Council by initiative petition and passed by the City Council without charge shall be subject to the referendum in the same manner as other ordinances. Within twenty (20) days after the enactment by the City Council of any ordinance which is subject to a referendum, a petition signed by qualified electors of the city equal in number to at least twenty-five (25) percent of the number of votes cast at the last preceding regular municipal election may be filed with the City Secretary requesting that any such ordinance be either repealed or submitted to a vote of the electors.
On the order of 5500 people voted in the 2008 municipal election based on adding the votes for the two candidates for each seat. The new rule passed the council on Jan 22. 20 days from then is Feb 11, if I'm doing the calculation right. Could anti-ban people organize a petition and get ~1200 signatures by then?