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(a) Hearings for Which Notice Required. In addition to the requirements for notice provided elsewhere in this Code, the requirements for notice set forth in this Section shall apply to hearings before the Planning Commission or the Zoning Administrator (1) on an application for a conditional use or variance, (2) for every amendment to reclassify property initiated by application as permitted in Section 302(b) where the area sought to be reclassified is ½ acre or less (exclusive of streets, alleys and other public property) and where the applicant owns all or a portion of the property to be reclassified or is a resident or commercial lessee thereof, (3) for any permit application or project authorization application reviewed pursuant to Sections 309 or 322, and (4) for any application for a building or site permit authorizing a new building the consideration or approval of which is scheduled before the Planning Commission. This Section shall not apply to variance applications involving a less than 10 percent deviation as described in Section 305(c) or to hearings or actions relating to environmental review.
(b) Signposting Requirements. Hearings that are required to be noticed pursuant to this section 306.8 shall provide notice pursuant to the requirements of Section 333 of this Code.
(c) Notice of Reclassification by Zoning Administrator. The Zoning Administrator shall post signs providing notice of proposed reclassifications that are subject to this section pursuant to the requirements of Section 333 of this Code.
(d) Declaration Required; Failure to Comply. The applicant, other than an applicant for a reclassification, shall submit at the time of the hearing a declaration signed under penalty of perjury stating that the applicant has complied with the provisions of this Section. If any person challenges the applicant's compliance with this Section, the Commission or, as to variance hearings the Zoning Administrator, shall determine whether the applicant has substantially complied and, if not, shall continue the hearing for that purpose. A challenge may be raised regarding compliance with the provisions of this Section by any person after the hearing by filing a written statement with the Zoning Administrator, or such challenge may be raised by the Zoning Administrator, but no challenge may be filed or raised later than 30 days following Commission action, or as to variance hearings 10 days following the decision. If no challenge is filed within the time required, it shall be deemed conclusive that the applicant complied with the provisions of this Section. If it is determined, after a hearing for which at least five days' notice has been given to the person filing the challenge and the applicant, that the applicant has not substantially complied with the provisions of this Section, the action of the Planning Commission or the Zoning Administrator shall be deemed invalid and the matter shall be rescheduled for hearing after the required notice has been given. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, an application may be denied if continuance or delay of action on the application would result in an application being deemed approved pursuant to Government Code Sections 65920 et seq.
(e) Permission to Enter Property. Every person who has possession of property which is the subject of an application subject to this Section shall permit entry at a reasonable time to an applicant who is seeking entry in order to allow the posting of the sign required herein and no such person shall remove or cause the removal of such sign during the period of time that posing is required herein and without reasonable cause to believe that such removal is necessary in order to protect persons or property from injury.
(f) Rights Affected. The requirements of this Section are not intended to give any right to any person to challenge in any administrative or judicial proceeding any action if such person would not otherwise have the legal right to do so.