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The zoning districts provided for in this chapter may be amended as follows:
A. Submission To Commission: Requests for an amendment to this chapter shall be submitted to the commission which shall evaluate the request to determine the extent and nature of the amendment requested.
B. Council Adopt Or Reject: If the request is in accordance with the adopted Comprehensive Plan, the commission may recommend and Council may adopt or reject the ordinance amendment under the notice and hearing procedures provided in section 11-2-14 of this chapter; provided, that in the case of zoning district boundary changes, additional notices shall be provided by mail to property owners and residents within three hundred feet (300') of the external boundaries of the land being considered, and within any additional area that may be impacted by the proposed change as determined by the commission. When notice is required to two hundred (200) or more property owners or residents, alternate forms or procedures which would provide adequate notice may be provided by local ordinance in lieu of mailed notice.
C. Request Not In Accordance With Adopted Comprehensive Plan: If the request is not in accordance with the adopted Comprehensive Plan, the commission shall consider the same as an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan pursuant to the requirements of section 11-2-14 of this chapter, and submit its recommendation to Council. The Council may adopt or reject an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan under the notice and hearing requirements provided in section 11-2-14 of this chapter. After the plan has been amended, the zoning ordinance may then be amended as provided for under subsection B of this section. (Ord. 787, 3-8-2016)