(A)   Initiation of amendment. Amendments may be proposed by the City Council or any person who has a freehold interest or contractual interest in a building, structure, lot, or parcel of land.
   (B)   Application for amendment. Application for an amendment shall be filed with the Code Administrator who shall forward all such applications to the City Council.
   (C)   Notice of public hearing. Notice of hearing shall include time, place, and purpose of such hearing and shall be published at least ten days before the hearing in the official newspaper of the city.
   (D)   Public hearing. At the public hearing any person may express opposition to, or support for, the amendment.
   (E)   Decision of City Council.  In the event that a written protest against a proposed amendment or conditional use application is filed by owners of 20% or more of the area within the proposed amendment or owners of 20% or more of the adjoining land within 150 feet of the proposed site excluding street rights-of-way such amendment or conditional  use application shall not become effective except by the favorable vote of three fourths of the City Counci1.
   (F)   Effect of denial of application. An application for an amendment to the zoning district map or conditional use permit which has been denied by the City Council shall not be made for a period of one year from the date of such denials, unless the new application is substantially different from the denied application.
(Ord. 19-1, passed 8-10-1998)