§ 30.26  PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURE.
   Public hearings shall proceed as follows.
   (A)   The Presiding Officer shall open the public meeting.
   (B)   Petitioners and persons appearing in support of a petition before the Council shall have a total of 15 minutes for the presentation of evidence, statements and arguments in support of a petition before the Council.
   (C)   Remonstrators and/or persons in opposition to the petition shall then have a total of 15 minutes for the presentation of their evidence, statements and arguments in opposition to the petition before the Council.
   (D)   The petitioners shall then have a total of five minutes for rebuttal of evidence, statements and arguments made. No new information or evidence may be introduced in this portion of the hearing process.
   (E)   The Presiding Officer shall then declare the public hearing closed.
(1998 Code, § 3-12)