Chapter 18.58
REZONES AND TEXT AMENDMENTS

18.58.000    Chapter Contents

Sections:

18.58.020    Authority.

18.58.040    Site-specific rezone procedures.

18.58.060    Collection of rezone applications.

(Ord. 7013 §1, 2016).

18.58.020 Authority

The City Council may, upon its own motion, amend, supplement or change by ordinance, any of the provisions, use district boundaries or use district classifications herein established; provided, that in the case of site-specific rezones which do not require a Comprehensive Plan Amendment, the Council shall first review the recommendation of the Hearing Examiner, and that in the case of all other non-ministerial changes, including text amendments and privately initiated rezones which require a Comprehensive Plan Amendment, the Council shall first review the recommendation of the Planning Commission. Accordingly, the Department shall forward all proposed text amendments and rezone, i.e., zoning map amendment, proposals to the Planning Commission for review and recommendation, all site-specific rezone proposals to the Hearing Examiner for public hearing and recommendation, and to the City Council for consideration, review and action.

(Ord. 7013 §1, 2016; Ord. 6273 §26, 2003; Ord. 5539 §12, 1995; Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.58.040 Site-specific rezone procedures

In the case of site-specific rezones which do not require a Comprehensive Plan Amendment, the rezone application review shall follow the procedures outlined in this Chapter, in Sections 18.59.050 and 18.59.055, and in Chapter 18.82, Hearing Examiner.

(Ord. 7013 §1, 2016; Ord. 5539 §13, 1995; Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.58.060 Collection of rezone applications

Site-specific rezone applications may be submitted at any time. However, for review purposes, such proposals will be collected into two (2) sets in each calendar year. Unless otherwise specifically authorized by the City Council:

A.    Proposals submitted between April 1st and September 30th shall be considered collectively and voted upon by the City Council by March 31st of the following year.

B.    Proposals submitted between October 1st and March 31st shall be considered collectively and voted upon by the City Council by September 30th of the same year.

C.    Proposals will be considered no more than twice each year.

D.    Time limits for review shall be as established in OMC 18.72.120, provided that the review period shall start on the latest submittal dates established under (A) and (B) of this section and not the date of application.

(Ord. 7013 §1, 2016; Ord. 6970 §1, 2015).