(a)   At the meeting at which the final report for the Planning Commission is received, the Chief Legal Officer shall present for introduction and public hearing an ordinance effectuating the zoning changes recommended by the Planning Commission and, in cases of unfavorable action by the Planning Commission, effectuating the zoning change sought by the applicant.
   (b)   Notice of such public hearing before the City Council stating the time and place of the hearing shall be published in an official paper of general circulation in the City not less than 15 days prior to the public hearing. Not less than 15 days’ notice of the time and place of the hearing shall be given by registered United States mail to each public utility company and to each railroad company owning or operating any public utility or railroad within the districts or zones affected. After second reading, ordinance and map shall be published as required by law.
   (c)   The City Council may adopt such proposed change, supplement or amendment in the form submitted to it, or with amendments, or may refer the matter back to the Planning Commission; provided, that in case of protest against a proposed amendment, supplement or change be presented, duly signed by the owners of 20% or more of the frontage proposed to be altered, or by the owners of 20% of the frontage directly opposite the frontage proposed to be altered, the amendment shall not be passed except by three-fourths vote of the City Council.
   (d)   If an ordinance effectuating a zoning change fails of passage after the public hearing before the City Council, or is referred back to the Planning Commission, rezoning of the lot or parcel in question shall not take place, under any circumstances, except upon compliance with the procedures set forth in § 50-151.
(Ord. 2046, passed 4-11-1968; Ord. 2616, passed 11-28-1977)