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(A) The Planning Commission may adopt and may from time to time amend or modify a general municipal plan. It shall further consider all petitions for amendment of the zoning plan referred to by Council; and may, upon its own initiative, propose all amendments to the zoning plan. No plan amendment or modification thereof made or proposed by the Planning Commission shall become effective unless and until the same shall be reported to the Council and embodied in an ordinance.
(B) Petitions for change in the zoning plan shall be filed with the Clerk of Council, accompanied by a ordinance effecting the change desired and by such other information and data as the Planning Commission shall designate. Such petitions shall be reported by the Clerk of Council to the Council which information refer them to the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission shall schedule petitions for public hearing with notice by mail to the last known address of all interested owners as determined by the Planning Commission. Following such public hearing, the Commission shall make its recommendation with reference to the change proposed and shall report it to Council. Following receipt of such report, Council shall schedule the question of such change for public hearing, following which it may adopt, reject, or modify and adopt the recommendations the Planning Commission.
(C) No recommendation of the Planning Commission with reference to changes in the zoning changes in the municipal plan or any dedication or gift of property shall be amended by Council nor adopted contrary to the recommendation of the Planning Commission except upon a vote of members of Council. Recommendations of the Planning Commission may be adopted by Council a majority vote.
(Amendment adopted by electorate (5-3-05))