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(a) Application Filing and Processing. If initiated by the filing of an amendment application, the application shall be processed in compliance with Chapters 85.02 (Basic Review Procedures) and 85.03 (Application Procedures). The application shall be accompanied by the information identified in the Department handout for amendment applications, and any applicable fees. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide evidence in support of the findings required by § 86.12.060 (Findings and Decision), below.
(b) Timing of General Plan, Community Plan, or Area Plan Amendments. Each element of the General Plan or a Community Plan or an Area Plan may be amended up to four times in a single calendar year.
(c) Adoption of General Plan, Community Plan, or Area Plan Amendments. Amendments to land use zoning districts constitute an amendment of the General Plan and shall be adopted by resolution and ordinance. Amendments to the General Plan, a Community Plan, or an Area Plan text or maps, other than the Land Use Zoning Maps, shall be adopted by resolution only.
(d) Public Hearings Required. The Commission and Board shall each conduct one or more public hearings regarding the amendment.
(e) Notice and Hearing. Notice of the public hearing shall be provided, and the hearing shall be conducted in compliance with Chapter 86.07 (Public Hearings).
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)