18.18.010 Purpose and intent.
The purpose of this Chapter is to define the provisions for notice for neighborhood meetings and public hearings
which are held on land use and development applications to give citizens an opportunity to provide input on such
matters to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Commission or City Council. (Ord. 65, 2002 §1; Ord. 27, 1998
(a) The requirements herein shall apply to all land use and development applications for which the City intends
to provide notice and shall give area property owners an opportunity to become aware of and provide input on such
applications. Public notice shall be provided for annexations, variances, uses by special review, rezonings,
establishment of zoning, preliminary planned unit developments, final planned unit developments and appeals.
(b) Failure of the City to provide all forms of public notice as provided herein shall not affect the validity of any
hearing or determination by the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Planning Commission or City Council. (Ord. 65,
2002 §1; Ord. 46, 1999 §1; Ord. 27, 1998 §1)
18.18.030 Neighborhood meetings.
(a) Neighborhood meetings shall be conducted by Community Development Department staff upon request by
interested residents in the area surrounding the subject property or when significant concern is expected.
Neighborhood meetings shall provide an opportunity for neighborhoods to meet with the applicant and staff prior to
the Planning Commission's review of a request for rezoning, establishment of zoning, use by special review or
planned unit development, to learn more about and better understand the specifics of such requests. The developer
or applicant should make every effort to involve neighborhood areas early in the project proposal and may do so at
his or her own initiative.
(b) Community Development Department staff shall send a courtesy letter to the affected property owners to
notify them of the particular request, the availability of