Public Hearings

Providing Notice of Meeting
At the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, the commission may decide to set the matter or a public hearing. In addition to the notice requirements, notice must be published in the newspaper of general circulation at least 15 days before the hearing. The public hearing will be before the commission.

Addressing Concerns
The commission will receive testimony from the applicant and other interested people concerning the proposed use. The purpose of the hearing is to determine what concerns, if any, exist for the people residing, working, or visiting the neighborhood in particular and the city as a whole. Possible concerns include:
  • Comfort
  • Convenience
  • Peace
  • Public health
  • Safety
Providing Conditions & Requirements
The commission may designate such conditions in connection with the permit as it deems necessary to secure the intent and purposes of the General Plan (PDF) and the Zoning Ordinance (PDF). The commission may also require such guarantees and evidence that such conditions are being or will be complied with and may be deemed appropriate.

Unmet Conditions & Requirements
If the commission finds that the applicant and supporting information do not indicate that all applicable conditions and requirements of the Zoning Ordinance will be met, the permit will be denied or withdrawn.

Approved Applications
If the commission approves the application, it shall direct the Zoning Director to issue a Conditional Use Permit (PDF) setting forth all conditions and requirements governing the proposed development. If no appeal is filed with the City Council within 7 days after commission action, the action of the commission shall be considered final. The permit will be in effect for the duration of the use unless an amendment or revocation of the permit takes place.