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When this Development Code requires a public hearing before a decision on a permit, or for another matter, the public shall be provided notice of the hearing in compliance with Government Code §§ 65090, 65091, 65092, 65093, and 65094, and Public Resources Code §§ 21000 et seq., and as required by this Chapter.
(a) Content of Notice. Notice of a public hearing shall include all of the following information, as applicable.
(1) Hearing Information. The date, time, and place of the hearing and the name of the review authority; a brief description of the County’s general procedure concerning the conduct of hearings and decisions (e.g., the public’s right to appear and be heard); and the phone number and street address of the Department, where an interested person could call or visit to obtain additional information.
(2) Project Information. The date of filing of the application and the name of the applicant; the County’s file number assigned to the application; a general explanation of the matter to be considered; and a general description, in text and/or by diagram, of the location of the property that is the subject of the hearing.
(3) Statement on Environmental Document. If a proposed Negative Declaration or final Environmental Impact Report has been prepared for the project in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the County’s Environmental Review Procedures, the hearing notice shall include a statement that the review authority will also consider approval of the proposed Negative Declaration or certification of the final Environmental Impact Report.
(b) Method of Notice Distribution. Notice of a public hearing required by this Chapter for a planning permit, amendment, or appeal shall be given as follows, as required by Government Code §§ 65090 and 65091.
(1) Mailing. Notice shall be mailed or delivered at least ten days before the scheduled hearing to the following:
(A) Project Site Owners. The owners of the property being considered in the application, or the owners’ agent, and the applicant;
(B) Local Agencies. Each local agency expected to provide roads, schools, sewage, streets, water, or other essential facilities or services to the property which is the subject of the application, whose ability to provide those facilities and services may be significantly affected;
(C) Affected Owners. All owners of real property as shown on the latest equalized assessment roll, within a specified radius of the exterior boundaries of the parcel that is the subject of the hearing; and any other person whose property might, in the judgment of the Director, be affected by the proposed project; and
(D) Persons Requesting Notice. Any person who has filed a written request for notice with the Director and has paid the required fee for the notice in compliance with the Planning Fee Schedule.
(2) Alternative to Mailing. If the number of property owners to whom notice would be mailed in compliance with § 86.07.020(b)(1), above is more than 1,000, the Director may choose to provide the alternative notice allowed by Government Code § 65091(a)(3).
(3) Publication. Notice shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation within the local agency at least ten days before the scheduled hearing.
(4) Additional Notice. In addition to the types of notice required above, the Director may provide any additional notice with content or using a distribution method (e.g., posting on the County’s web site) as the Director determines is necessary or desirable.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)