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Upon receipt of a recommendation from the Planning Commission, City Council shall consider the proposed zoning amendment application together with any supporting documentation forming a part of or referred to in such proposed amendments. The Clerk of Council shall, upon receipt of such recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding the proposed amendment, set a time for a public hearing on such proposed amendment which date shall not be more than ninety (90) days from the date of the receipt of such recommendation from the Planning Commission. Notice of such hearing shall be publicized in the following manner:
(a) In all cases, by one publication of the time and place of such hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the City at least thirty (30) days prior to the hearing date. Such notice shall include a statement that opportunity shall be afforded to any person interested to be heard.
(b) If the proposed amending ordinance intends to re-zone or re-district ten (10) or less parcels of land, as listed on the tax duplicate, written notice of the hearing shall be mailed by the Clerk of Council by first class mail, at least fifteen (15) days before the date of the public hearing to the owners of property within and contiguous to and directly across the street from such parcel or parcels, to the addresses of such owners appearing on the County Auditor's current tax list and to such other list or lists that may be specified by Council.
(c) Access to Records: During the thirty (30) days subsequent to giving notice of the public hearing, the file containing all pertinent information related to the application for amendment, including any maps, plans or documents related to the proposed amendment shall be maintained on file, for public examination, in the City of Kent Community Development Department.
(d) Action by Council: Within thirty (30) days after the public hearing, City Council shall adopt the proposed amendment by a majority vote. Any vote that is less than a majority for approval shall be deemed as denial of the requested change. If the amendment adopted by City Council violates, differs from or departs from the recommendation submitted by the Planning Commission, it shall only take effect if it is approved by at least three-fourths (3/4) of the membership of Council.
(Ord. 2013-82. Passed 8-21-13.)