Division I. General Administration

Chapter 2.03
AMENDMENT TO DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

Sections:

2.03.010    Purpose.

2.03.020    Initiation of Amendments.

2.03.030    Application Required.

2.03.040    Public Hearing Required by Planning Commission.

2.03.050    Department Report.

2.03.060    Decision.

2.03.010 Purpose.

This Chapter provides the process for amending the Development Regulations. (Ord. 2013-85 § 1 (part), 2013; Ord. 2013-30s2 § 1 (part), 2013)

2.03.020 Initiation of Amendments.

A.    An amendment to the Development Regulations may be initiated by:

1.    The Council requesting the Planning and Public Works Department (PPW) to research and draft recommended language for amendment.

2.    The Planning Commission with concurrence of the Planning and Public Works Department.

3.    Citizen Advisory Boards established by the Council may petition the Planning Commission to initiate an amendment.

4.    One or more owners of property directly affected by the proposal may petition the Commission to initiate an amendment.

(Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 2013-85 § 1 (part), 2013; Ord. 2013-30s2 § 1 (part), 2013)

2.03.030 Application Required.

A.    Prior to filing an application for Amendment to the Official Control, a pre-filing conference with PPW may be required for the purpose of advising and informing an applicant of the procedural requirements and to insure that an application is in satisfactory form.

B.    The application shall include, at a minimum, the following information:

1.    Applicant and/or agent name, address, phone number, and email address;

2.    Description of amendment, provide the regulation as it currently appears in the Development Regulations (include Title/Chapter/Section);

3.    Proposed amendment; and

4.    Why the text amendment is needed and being proposed.

C.    Amendment applications shall not be accepted until the information necessary to review and decide upon the amendment is deemed complete by the PPW Director.

(Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 2013-85 § 1 (part), 2013; Ord. 2013-30s2 § 1 (part), 2013)

2.03.040 Public Hearing Required by Planning Commission.

The Planning Commission shall give notice and hold at least one public hearing prior to making its recommendation to the Council on the proposed amendment. (See Chapter 2.78 PCC, Planning Commission, for hearing procedures and associated rules.) (Ord. 2013-85 § 1 (part), 2013; Ord. 2013-30s2 § 1 (part), 2013)

2.03.050 Department Report.

PPW shall prepare a staff report on each proposed amendment. The staff report shall be transmitted to the Planning Commission and the applicant before the public hearing. Each staff report shall contain, at a minimum, the following information:

A.    Any factual findings of PPW;

B.    Any comments received on the request;

C.    The environmental assessment or copy of any environmental determination or final environmental impact statement; and

D.    PPW recommendations on the amendment.

(Ord. 2017-12s § 2 (part), 2017; Ord. 2013-85 § 1 (part), 2013; Ord. 2013-30s2 § 1 (part), 2013)

2.03.060 Decision.

The Council shall make the final decision to approve or deny an amendment to the Development Regulations. (Ord. 2013-85 § 1 (part), 2013; Ord. 2013-30s2 § 1 (part), 2013)