Chapter 17.20


17.20.010    Amendment of code.

17.20.020    Reclassification of property.

17.20.030    Signature of owner defined.

17.20.040    Hearing procedure.

17.20.010 Amendment of code.

The regulations and restrictions set forth in this title may from time to time be amended, supplemented, changed or repealed by action of the city council after a recommendation thereon from the planning commission after a public hearing by the commission. The amendment or change may be initiated by the city council or planning commission on their own motion, or by a request from individuals who are interested in a change of the regulations and restrictions set forth in the official zoning ordinance. Changes mentioned in this section do not affect the change of boundaries or the classification of land into any certain zone. (Ord. B-266 § 1, 1983; Ord. A-580 § 13(1), 1964).

17.20.020 Reclassification of property.

Reclassification amendments which relate to a change of classification of a parcel or parcels of property may be initiated in the following manner:

A. By motion of the city council or the planning commission;

B. By filing with the planning commission a petition by the owner of the property within the city, which petition shall be on a standard form prescribed by the planning commission and available from the city manager’s office;

C. A fee as required by TMC 17.24.020 payable to the city at the time of filing the petition shall be charged for advertising, mailing, and administrative expenses. (Ord. B-266 § 2, 1983; Ord. A-580 § 13(2), 1964).

17.20.030 Signature of owner defined.

The signature of any person or persons having a contract right, as purchaser, to receive title to any lot or parcel of property upon completion of the purchase price thereof shall for the purpose of this title be deemed the signature of the owner of such property; provided, that said person or persons state in writing over their signatures that they are purchasing the property in question under contract. (Ord. A-580 § 13(2), 1964).

17.20.040 Hearing procedure.

A. The planning commission shall hold a public hearing on any such amendments, supplement or modification of this title whether initiated by petition or motion. Notice of the hearing and the nature of the proposed change shall be given by publication in the official newspaper of the city, at least 10 days prior to the date of the hearing.

B. If the proposed change is for a use classification of a parcel or parcels of property, then all owners of property, any part of which is within 300 feet of the boundary lines of the property to be changed, shall be notified of the proposed change and the date of the hearing by United States Mail. Notice mailed to the last known address of the person making the last tax payment shall be deemed proper notice; provided, however, that in the case of a reclassification affecting three or more parcels, that notice be given by publication in the official newspaper of the city, once a week for two consecutive weeks prior to the hearing with the last publication at least 10 days prior to the hearing on the reclassification.

All notices shall contain the date, time, and place of the hearing and also a map which indicates the area of the change and what the proposed zoning is to be.

C. The planning commission shall set forth in writing, its reasons for its recommendations, which document shall be forwarded to the city council along with its recommendation. (Ord. B-266 § 3, 1983; Ord. A-580 § 13(a), 1964).