(a)   Official public hearings shall be conducted by the respective agency, board, commission, board of appeals, or legislative body at any time this Zoning Code is amended, supplemented, changed, or otherwise altered, or in any circumstance in which a public hearing is required by State-enabling legislation, the City Charter, or this Zoning Code.
   (b)   Each public hearing shall be for the purpose of permitting residents and property owners to state views, opinions, suggestions, and questions about the item for which the hearing is being held. Public hearings shall be open for public attendance and participation within the procedures adopted for conducting such hearings.
   (c)   Each public hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures adopted by the respective board or commission, or Council. An official record of each public hearing shall be made by means of a verbatim transcript, a copy of which shall be maintained as a public record.
(Ord. 52. Passed 6-16-97.)