(A)   Amendments to this title may be initiated by one of the following procedures:
      1.   Resolution of intention or minute order of the City Council.
      2.   Resolution of intention of the Planning Commission.
      3.   Petition of an owner of property affected by amendment. Such petition shall be filed with the commission on a form furnished by said commission accompanied by a fee set by resolution of the City Council, no part of which may be refunded.
   (B)   Within forty (40) days after the application for amendment is deemed complete and the completion of the necessary environmental documents as set forth in the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 as amended, the commission shall consider the proposed amendment, set a time and place for a public hearing thereon within thirty (30) days thereafter, and cause notice of such hearing to be published one time in a regular issue of a newspaper of general circulation in the City at least ten (10) days before the date of hearing. The notice shall state the purpose of the amendment, or the location of the property affected and the change of zoning classification sought, and the time and place of the hearing. If the hearing is continued by the commission, and the time and place announced publicly at the time of adjournment of the hearing, no further notice is required.
   (C)   The commission shall hold a public hearing on the proposed amendment at a regular or special meeting of the commission. Following the hearing, the commission shall cause a report on the proposed amendment to be filed with the Council. Failure of the commission to report within forty (40) days after the hearing shall be deemed to be a favorable recommendation of the proposed amendment.
   (D)   Upon receipt of the commission's report, or upon expiration of such forty (40) days, the Council within thirty (30) days thereafter shall hold a hearing on the proposed amendment in accordance with the same procedure specified for the commission. Following this hearing the Council may adopt or reject the amendment or any part thereof as set forth in the report of the commission. Any major modifications made by the Council to the proposed amendment not set forth in the original resolution or petition, or in the commission's report, shall require additional review and report by the Planning Commission. The City Council may continue action for forty (40) days pending report from the Planning Commission. If the Planning Commission fails to report within forty (40) days, the City Council may proceed without Planning Commission report.
   (E)   No petition shall be reconsidered and no new petition shall be considered for any zoning title amendment previously acted upon by the commission within a year after the date of such action unless the commission establishes that there has been a substantial change in the circumstances under consideration in the original proceedings. (Ord. 1474, 1-8-1991)