Chapter 18.14


18.14.010    City planner’s duty to give notice.

18.14.020    Notice requirements.

18.14.030    Rules governing conduct of hearing – Opportunity to be heard and burden of proof.

18.14.010 City planner’s duty to give notice.

The city planner shall give the notice of public hearing required by law. The form of the notice shall contain:

A. The time and place of the hearing;

B. A general explanation of the matter to be considered, including a general description of the area affected;

C. Other information that is required by statute or specific provision of this code or which the city planner considers necessary or desirable. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. C), 2007; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990.]

18.14.020 Notice requirements.


Type of Action

Notice Requirement*

Reference to Notice Requirement*

A.    General plan adoption or amendment

65090, 65091


B.    Zoning ordinance amendment

1.    Planning commission (general)


65853 – 65857

2.    Planning commission (land use regulation)


65853 – 65957

C.    Development agreement



D.    Subdivision

65090, 65091


E.    Use permit or variance, by the planning commission or zoning administrator (revocation, modification or appeal)



F.    Other zoning administrator permits: home occupation, exception to fence height, tree removal permit and reestablishment of abandoned or discontinued nonconforming uses in the M district and Railroad Avenue specific plan PD district

PMC 18.32.010; 65091

65905, 65850.6(c)

*    References are to the Government Code.

These notice requirements are declaratory of existing law. If state law prescribes a different notice requirement, notice shall be given in that manner. A reviewing body designated to hear a matter may direct that notice be given in a manner that exceeds the notice requirement prescribed by state law. [Ord. 16-1418 § 4 (Exh. A), 2016; Ord. 15-1390 § 3 (Exh. C), 2015; Ord. 10-1327 § 3 (Exh. A), 2010; Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. C), 2007; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990.]

18.14.030 Rules governing conduct of hearing – Opportunity to be heard and burden of proof.

The city council shall adopt rules governing the conduct of public hearings by the zoning administrator, the planning commission and the city council. The rules shall comply with minimum procedural standards prescribed by Government Code Section 65804. Each component of the planning agency (PMC 18.10.010) may supplement the rules prescribed by the city council by adopting such additional rules as it determines necessary or convenient. The public hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the applicable rules. Each person interested in the matter shall be given an opportunity to be heard. In each case the applicant has the burden of proof at the public hearing on the application and at the public hearing on the appeal. [Ord. 07-1284 § 3 (Exh. C), 2007; Ord. 979 § 2 (Exh. A), 1990.]