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(a) Public Hearing or Staff Review with Notice Procedures. Upon receipt of a request for a land use decision that utilizes the public hearing or staff review with notice procedures, the applicable review authority shall give notice specifying the time and place for the decision at least ten calendar days before the date of the scheduled land use approval/denial by the following applicable methods:
(1) Notice shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the respective community of the proposal for the following land use decisions using the public hearing procedure:
(A) Amendments to the text of the General Plan or a specific plan.
(B) Development Code amendments.
(C) General Plan map amendments.
(D) Subdivisions, where a tentative and final map are required.
(2) Notice shall be given by first class mail to any person who has filed a written request for a specific application.
(3) Notice shall be given by first class mail or delivery to all surrounding property owners within a certain distance of the exterior boundaries of the subject site for land use decisions using the public hearing or staff review with notice procedures. The distances shall be in compliance with the Table 85-2 (Distance Requirements of Noticing Purposes), below.
Distance Requirements for Noticing Purposes
Size of Project Parcel(s)
Property owners of parcels located within the following distances of the exterior boundaries of the subject parcel(1)
20 acres or less
20.1 to 160 acres
160.1 acres or greater
(1) Refer to Chapter 85.04 (ABC Licensing) for special noticing requirements for ABC Licensing projects.
(4) Notice shall be given by first class mail or delivery to all contiguous property owners for land use decisions using the staff review with notice procedures.
(5) Notice shall also be given, as required by Government Code § 66451.3, in the case of a conversion of residential real property to a community apartment project, condominium project, or stock cooperative.
(6) Notice may be given in any other manner as is deemed necessary or desirable by the Director.
(b) Required Information for Notices. The notice shall include sufficient information to give those receiving the notice a reasonable opportunity to evaluate the implications of the proposal and to participate in the decision making process. Furthermore, notices for land use decisions involving subdivisions for which a tentative and final map are required shall inform the recipient of their right to request, before the noticed land use decision date, that the proposal be reviewed by the County under the public hearing procedures.
(c) One-Eighth Page Optional Notice. An one-eighth page legal display advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation may be substituted for individual property owner notice whenever the individual notice would require notification of more than 1,000 property owners.
(d) Ownership and Addresses of Properties. Ownership and addresses of contiguous and surrounding properties shall be determined from the latest equalized tax assessment role or from other records of the County Assessor or County Tax Collector, whichever contains more recent information.
(e) Continued Hearings. During the public hearing, items that are continued by the review authority to a specific date shall not be re-noticed unless specifically requested by the review authority.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)