A. Time. Notice of each public hearing shall be given at least ten (10) calendar days before the date set for such hearing. (See: Cal. Gov't Code §§ 65090 and 65091.)
B. Content. Each notice of public hearing shall include the following information: (See: Cal. Gov't Code § 65094.)
1. Time and place of the hearing;
2. Who will conduct the hearing;
3. A general explanation of the matter to be considered, including the type and magnitude of any proposed changes in development or development regulations;
4. Identification of the property and the area affected;
5. Where further information can be obtained;
6. A statement of the right to appear and be heard.
C. Publication of notice. When newspaper publication of a notice of public hearing is required, such notice shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation which is published and circulated in the city, or in the area affected if the matter is a prezoning of a proposed annexation to the city. (See: Cal. Gov't Code §§ 65090 and 65091.)
D. Posting of notice. Posting of notices of public hearing in the vicinity of property affected may be directed by the City Council or the Planning Commission, but shall not be required when notice is given by other means pursuant to this chapter and state law.
E. Notice to owners of property within five hundred (500) feet.
1. Where a public hearing is required by this code, written notification of such hearing shall be provided to owners of property located within five hundred (500) feet of the subject property, and such notice shall be made by delivery by city employees or by first class mail to all persons, including businesses, corporations, or other public and private entities, shown on the last equalized assessment roll as owning real property which is located within five hundred (500) feet of the subject property. (See: Cal. Gov't Code §§ 65091(a)(3).)
2. If the matter to be considered is a legislative matter as identified in § 20.404.010, and the number of owners to whom notice would be sent pursuant to paragraph E.1 of this section is greater than one thousand (1,000), notice may be given, in lieu of the method described in paragraph E.1. of this section, by placing a display advertisement of at least one-eighth (€) page in a newspaper of general circulation in the area affected.
F. Notice to owners of adjacent property. When notice of a public hearing is required to be given to owners of adjacent property, such notice shall be made by delivery by city employees or by first class mail to all persons, including businesses, corporations, or other public and private entities, shown on the last equalized assessment roll as owning real property which is adjacent to the property or zone boundary directly involved in the matter under consideration.
G. Notice to persons requesting notice. For all public hearings or zoning matters, in addition to other notices, notice shall be given by first class mail to any person who has filed a written request therefor with the Commission. Such a request shall be effective for the balance of the calendar year in which the request is submitted. A reasonable fee for this service may be established by the City Council for the purpose of recovering the cost thereof. (See: Cal. Gov't Code § 65092.)
H. Responsibility for giving notice. The officers responsible for giving required notices of public hearings shall be as follows:
1. Notices of Director meetings and hearings shall be given by the Director.
2. Notices of Planning Commission hearings shall be given by the Commission secretary.
3. Notices of City Council hearings shall be given by the City Clerk.
(Am. Ord. 1073, passed 8-3-04)