Chapter 17.70


17.70.010    Scope.

17.70.020    Initiation.

17.70.030    Planning commission action.

17.70.040    Council action.

17.70.050    Annexation and prezoning.

17.70.060    Other requirements.

17.70.010 Scope.

An amendment to these regulations which changes any property from one zone to another shall be adopted as set forth in Sections 17.70.020 through 17.70.060. Any other amendment to these regulations may be adopted as other ordinances and amendments to the municipal code are adopted. (Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9204.7(A))

17.70.020 Initiation.

An amendment to these regulations may be initiated by:

A. A resolution of intention of the planning commission;

B. A resolution of intention of the city council;

C. An application by the director, or any other person or agency in the form prescribed by the director. (Ord. 1606 § 8, 2014: Ord. 1591 § 26, 2013: Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9204.7(B))

17.70.030 Planning commission action.

A. Before taking any action on a proposed zone change, the planning commission shall hold a public hearing. Notice of the time, date, place and purpose of the hearing shall be given in each of the following ways at least ten calendar days before the hearing:

1. Publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the city;

2. Posting each street frontage of the property to be rezoned, or the nearest street access if the property does not abut a dedicated street;

3. First-class mail to owners of the property to be rezoned and of property within a radius of three hundred feet, as listed in the most recent annual revision of the county assessor’s roll.

B. Failure to post or notify by mail shall not invalidate any amendments duly adopted.

C. If the planning commission approves a rezoning or denies a council-initiated rezoning, its action shall be a written recommendation to the council, including any findings required for approval.

D. If the planning commission denies a rezoning which it or a private party has initiated, the action shall be final unless appealed. It shall be rendered in writing and shall state the reasons for denial. (Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9204.7(C))

17.70.040 Council action.

Before taking action on a recommendation of the planning commission, the council shall hold a public hearing for which notice shall be given as provided in Section 17.70.030. (Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9204.7(D))

17.70.050 Annexation and prezoning.

Any area annexed to the city shall be prezoned consistent with the general plan or classified C/OS until rezoned after annexation. (Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9204.7(E))

17.70.060 Other requirements.

Procedures for prezoning and adoption of urgency interim regulations shall be as provided in the California Government Code. Requirements for the scheduling of zoning hearings in relation to general plan amendments, reports from the planning commission to the council upon referral, and all other matters not prescribed in greater detail in these regulations shall be as provided in the Government Code. (Ord. 941 § 1 (part), 1982: prior code § 9204.7(F))