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A. Definitions: The following words and phrases, when used in this title shall, for the purpose of this title, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section:
SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION IN SERVICE: 1. Routes: Elimination of a route;
2. Service Hours: Reduction of ten percent (10%) of service hours of a route;
3. Service Miles: Reduction of ten percent (10%) of service miles of a route; and/or
4. Bus Stops: Elimination of one or more stops on a route that would result in a greater than one-fourth (1/4) mile walking distance between bus stops.
B. Public Hearing: Prior to the adoption of any fare increase or a substantial reduction in service by the City Council, the City Council must set a time and place for public hearing on such proposed fare increase or reduction in service, and must cause a notice of the time and place of such hearing to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City not less than four (4) nor more than twenty (20) days prior to such hearing. All notices must comply with all Federal, State, and local regulations.
C. Contents Of Notice: The notice must state the time and place of hearing, include a summary of the proposed fare increase or reduction in service level, indicate who the increase or reduction will affect, indicate the date the increase or reduction will take effect, and request that interested persons comment, in writing filed with the City Clerk prior to the time of the public hearing or in person at the public hearing, on the proposed increase or reduction. The notice must also state that any comments submitted will be considered by the City Council, and that following the public hearing, the City Council will act to adopt, modify or reject the proposed fare increase or reduction in service. All notices must comply with all Federal, State, and local regulations. (Ord. 60-14, 10-6-2014)