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(A) Generally. Any changes to this chapter or the official zoning map that constitutes a policy decision affecting a large number of persons and a vast area of land, based upon general criteria and not the details of any particular landowner, shall be governed by the same process applicable to adoption of county zoning ordinances as provided by NMSA § 3-21-14 as the same may be amended from time to time.
(B) Procedure. Legislative ordinance amendments are processed as follows:
(1) An amendment may be initiated by the Commission, the P&Z or the Department.
(2) An owner of land may petition the Commission, the P&Z or the Department to initiate an amendment, but may not initiate the amendment by making an application.
(3) The amendments shall be made only by the Commission after review and recommendation, and after a public hearing has been held by the Commission, pursuant to NMSA § 3-21-14, as the same may be amended from time to time.
(4) Changes to the county zoning map which result from legislative ordinance amendments shall be made and become effective as provided by NMSA § 3-21-14, as the same may be amended from time to time.
(C) Correcting clerical mistakes. When a proposed correction is consistent with the comprehensive plan, the Commission may, by ordinance, correct comprehensive plan map mistakes or zoning map mistakes upon its determination, supported by written findings of fact and conclusions of law, that the record establishes that the mistake occurred due to a clerical error or mapping error.
(Ord. 2004-05, passed 9-15-2004)