§ 76-3  Mandatory Referral
   All ordinances or resolutions of Council, or acts or orders of any administrative official or agency of the City of Cleveland which affect the City plan or concern the plan, design, character, extent, location or use of any public improvement or public property or change thereof, or concern zoning or other regulations affecting or controlling the use or development of land or otherwise come within the functions of the Planning Commission as set forth in Section 76-1, before adoption and before they shall become legal or binding upon the City, shall be submitted to the Planning Commission for report and recommendation. Any matter so referred to the Planning Commission shall be acted upon by the Planning Commission within thirty (30) days from the date of referral, unless a longer time be allowed by Council. If the Commission shall fail to act within the time aforesaid, it shall be deemed to have approved such matter. Any provision of any ordinance, resolution or order disapproved by formal action of the Planning Commission shall require a two-thirds vote of all the members of Council for adoption of authorization. If any plan, design, or other proposal concerns the character, extent, location or use of any public improvement or public property or change thereof within the territorial limits of the City of Cleveland but does not under the law or Charter provision governing the same fall within the province of the Council or other official agency of the City of Cleveland, then the submission to the Planning Commission shall be by the State, County, district, school, township or other official, board, commission or body having jurisdiction over such public improvement or property, in accordance with the provisions of the general law of the State of Ohio; and the City Planning Commission’s disapproval may be overruled not earlier than one week after communicating to the Commission the reasons therefor, by such official, or by such board, commission or body by a vote of not less than two-thirds of its membership.
(Effective November 3, 1942)