The city council shall conduct a public hearing to act on all comprehensive plan or future land use plan amendments applications which have been processed and forwarded to them for public hearing as provided in this subchapter.
   (a)   Public notice.
      (1)   Signs.
         A.   Applicants requesting future land use plan amendments on parcels between 20 acres and 640 acres shall post signs ten days prior to the public hearing.
         B.   The signs shall be furnished by the department of planning and building services; state the date, time and location of the public hearing and be posted by the applicant in the numbers, design and locations prescribed by the director.
         C.   Before any action shall be taken by the city council, the applicant shall first file with the department of planning and building services a certificate verifying that the signs have been posted at the proper location before the time specified by this section.
      (2)   Publication. The public hearing date, time, and location shall be published at least ten days in advance of the hearing in a legal newspaper of the community.
   (b)   Hearing. Upon the day of the public hearing, the city council shall review the decisions and recommendations of the planning commission of all applications coming before the city council as provided in this subchapter. The city council, in making its determination of the applications, may make changes in accordance with or in rejection or modification of the recommendation of the planning commission.
   (c)   Action and protest. Approval or denial of any application for a comprehensive plan or future land use plan amendment shall be by a majority of members present. Any person or persons, jointly or severally, aggrieved by any decision of the city council, or any taxpayer, or any officer, department or board of the city, may make application with the circuit court for appropriate writ not later than 30 days after the filing of the decision. Twenty days after publication of the city council’s approval, the amendment shall take effect
(1992 Code, App. B, § 15.60.050)  (Ord. 42-83, passed 6-27-1983; Ord. 06-06, passed 1-3-2006; Ord. 18-11, passed 4-4-2011; Ord. 9-13, passed 3-19-2013)