(A)   At a public hearing before the Commission, the petitioner, property owner, or agent for the petitioner or property owner shall first present the facts and arguments in support of the case.  Comments and questions from the Commission members may be interjected during the presentation for clarification of the subject matter.  Each person who wishes to comment on the petition must address the President and be recognized before speaking.  Each person must state his or her name and address.  The President may limit a speaker’s time to assure an opportunity for all speakers to comment.
   (B)   The President shall close the public hearing after the Commission has adequately heard from all interested persons.
   (C)   The petitioner may summarize arguments and the Commission may question further.  The Commission may then consider the petition.
   (D)   In the presentation of a case, the burden shall be upon the petitioner to supply all information, including charts, diagrams, and other exhibits necessary for a clear understanding of the problem.  The Commission may continue the hearing when, in its judgment, the petitioner has not provided sufficient evidence on which to make a determination.
   (E)   Every person appearing before the Plan Commission shall abide by the order and directions of the President.  Discourteous, disorderly, or con- temptuous conduct shall be regarded as a breach of the privileges of the Commission and shall be dealt with as the Commission directs.
   (F)   The Commission, at its discretion, may continue or postpone the hearing of any case on an affirmative vote of a majority of the Commission.
(`88 Code, § 8-169)  (Ord. 98-20, passed 11-10-98)