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(A) For the purpose of making a Comprehensive Plan for the physical development of the city, the city’s Plan and Zoning Commission shall make careful and comprehensive studies of present conditions and future growth of the city and with due regard to its relation to neighboring territory. The plan shall be made with the general purpose of guiding and accomplishing a coordinated, adjusted and harmonious development of the city and its environs which will, in accordance with the present and future needs, best promote health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity and general welfare, as well as efficiency and economy in the process of development.
(2013 Code, § 22-30)
(B) (1) Before adopting a Comprehensive Plan, as referred to in division (A) above, or any part of it or any substantial amendment thereof, the city’s Plan and Zoning Commission shall hold at least one public hearing thereon, notice of the time of which shall be given by one publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the city not less than ten or more than 20 days before the date of hearing. The adoption of the plan or part or amendment thereof shall be by resolution of the Commission carried by the affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of the members of the Commission.
(2) After adoption of such plan by the Commission, an attested copy thereof shall be certified to the City Council, and the Council may approve the plan. When the plan or any modification or amendment thereof shall receive the approval of the Council, the plan, until subsequently modified or amended as authorized, shall constitute the official city plan.
(2013 Code, § 22-31)
(C) (1) When the Comprehensive Plan, as provided in this subchapter, has been adopted, no substantial amendment or modification thereof shall be made without such proposed change first being referred to the Plan and Zoning Commission for its recommendation.
(2) If the Commission disapproves the proposed change, it may be adopted by the City Council only by the affirmative vote of at least three-fourths of the members of the Council.
(2013 Code, § 22-32)
(Ord. 10324, passed 11-12-1962; Ord. 12490, passed 6-28-1974)