(A)   The City Council may initiate a request to amend the text or the district boundaries of this chapter. Any person owning real estate within the City may initiate a request to amend the district boundaries or text of this chapter so as to affect the real estate.
   (B)   All applications to change the boundaries of any zoning district shall include the following information:
      (1)   The information requested on the zoning amendment form;
      (2)   A statement explaining the reason for the requested change in zoning;
      (3)   A statement regarding the compatibility of the requested change with the City’s Comprehensive Plan; and
      (4)   A map, plot plan or survey plot of the property or properties to be rezoned which illustrates the location, dimensions, zoning, existing uses and buildings located on adjacent properties within 350 feet.
   (C)   The Planning Commission shall not recommend, nor the City Council approve or deny, a petition to rezone property unless findings are made that the petition is consistent with the intent of the Comprehensive Plan and that the new zoning district permits uses that are consistent with the trend of development in the area near the property to be rezoned.
   (D)   Zoning amendments shall not become effective until such time as the City Council approves an ordinance reflecting the amendment and after the ordinance is published in the official newspaper.
(Ord. passed 3-20-2002, § 20, sub. 2)