This title, including the map, may be amended as hereinafter provided:
   A.   Intent With Respect To Amendments: It is hereby declared to be public policy that this title shall not be changed except to correct manifest errors or to more fully carry out the intent and purpose of the master plan of the city and of this title. (Ord. 6-18-81A, 6-18-1981)
   B.   Procedure: Any person seeking an amendment to this title or map shall submit to the planning commission a written petition designating the change desired and the reasons therefor and shall pay a filing fee, as set by resolution of the city council, to the city recorder. Upon receipt of the petition and the payment of the filing fee, the planning commission shall consider the request and shall certify its recommendations to the city council with respect to the request within thirty (30) days from receipt of the request. Failure on the part of the planning commission to certify its recommendations to the city council within thirty (30) days shall be deemed to constitute approval unless a longer period is granted by the city council. The fee required herein shall not be returned to the applicant. The planning commission or city council may also initiate amendments to this title. (Ord. 6-18-81A, 6-18-1981; amd. 2003 Code)
   C.   Public Hearing Required; Notice: Amendments to this title may be adopted only after a public hearing in relation thereto before the city council, at which time parties and interested citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard. A notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the area at least fifteen (15) days before the date of the hearing. (Ord. 6-18-81A, 6-18-1981)