§ 3-44  Public Hearing Required Before the Common Council on Petitions for Ordinances Changing the Official Zoning Map, Annexations, and Text Amendments to the City Code Chapter 10.
   (a)   Every recommendation of an ordinance changing the official zoning map and/or annexation of real estate to the municipal corporate boundaries and/or a recommendation for a text amendment to the City Code, Chapter 10, shall be placed on the agenda of the Common Council as a public hearing.
   (b)   Notice of the public hearing on an ordinance seeking to change the official zoning map or to amend City Code Chapter 10  shall be given by the petitioner at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing in one newspaper having a paid subscription with offices in the City or Clay Township, and a general circulation within the City and/or the Township. In the event there is no such newspaper in the City or Township having a paid subscription within the City or Township then, in that event, notice shall be published at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing in any one newspaper of general circulation in Hamilton County, Indiana, having offices within the County and having a paid subscription. Notice of the public hearing on an ordinance seeking to annex real property into the City’s corporate boundaries shall be given by the petitioner in conformance with Indiana law.  The cost of such notices shall be the responsibility of the person requesting the hearing. It shall be the responsibility of such person to provide proof of the publication of the notice required herein to the Clerk prior to the hearing date. 
   (c)   All legal notices for recommendation of an ordinance changing the official zoning map and annexations shall include a common address. A general description, when no such address exists, of the location of the parcel identified in the petition that is easily recognizable by the public.
   (d)   Other than the advertising requirement provided in this section, the public hearing shall be conducted before the Common Council in the same manner as all other public hearings are conducted before the Common Council.
(`91 Code, § 3-32)  (Ord. D-742, § 3-32, 1-6-92; Ord. D-1671-04, 1-5-04; Ord. D-2505-19, 12-16-19)