The Planning Commission may at its discretion hold a public hearing.  However, at this level, a public hearing is not required because the Planning Commission’s approval or denial is to be made solely on the facts and not testimony. Whether a hearing is held or not, the Planning Commission is required to make its recommendation and report to the City Commission within thirty (30) days after the first regular meeting subsequent to the receipt of the application.  If a hearing is held, notice of the time, place, and purpose of the hearing shall be given by both of the following methods:
(a)   Publication at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the City at least fifteen (15) days prior to the date of the hearing;
(b)   A printed notice, not less than ten (10) days prior to the date of the hearing, sent to the owners of all property as shown upon the records of the County Recorder, within three hundred (300) feet of the area proposed to be changed.
(c)   The Planning Commission may approve or disapprove the amendment, either in whole or in part, and then submit a recommendation to the legislative body.  In the event the Planning Commission shall fail to act within a thirty (30) day period, unless time is extended by the legislative body, then lack of action shall constitute Commission approval of the amendment.
      (Ord. 03-071.  Passed 3-10-03.)