Chapter 17.40


17.40.010    When made.

17.40.020    Initiation.

17.40.030    Public hearings.

17.40.040    Action by city council.

17.40.010 When made.

The districts established by this title or the boundaries thereof may be changed, amended or altered, or any provision thereof may be changed, altered or amended, and any property within the city may be rezoned, reclassified or established whenever the public necessity or convenience or the general welfare require the same by following the procedure set forth in this chapter. (Ord. 186, 2003)

17.40.020 Initiation.

Any such change, amendment, alteration, rezoning or establishment (singly or collectively referred to herein as an “amendment”) may be initiated by:

A. The verified petition of one or more owner of the property affected by the proposed amendment, which petition shall be filed and accompanied by a fee set by the city council; or resolution of intention by the city council. (Ord. 186, 2003)

17.40.030 Public hearings.

The city council shall hold a public hearing on any proposed amendment and shall give notice of the time and place of the hearings, as set forth in Chapter 17.32 EMC. (Ord. 186, 2003)

17.40.040 Action by city council.

A. Following the aforesaid hearing, the city council shall make a report of its findings and recommendations with respect to the proposed amendment and shall file with the city clerk an attested copy of such report within 60 days after the completion of the hearing. Failure of the city council so to report within the period shall be deemed to be denial by the city council of the proposed amendment.

B. Upon filing of such report by the city council or upon the expiration of the 60 days as aforesaid and after notice has been given as provided in Chapter 17.32 EMC, the city council shall at a regular or special meeting or meetings publicly hear and consider the matter. Within 90 days after the conclusion of the hearing, the city council may amend, alter, adopt or reject the amendment. The city council may also refer the matter back to staff to obtain information. (Ord. 186, 2003)