I live in a small rural community in California I am, by title the Planning Technician, but I actually serve as the City Planner. I have been here for 10 years now and I have acted as the Planning Commission Secretary for all 10 years. There is an issue that keeps coming up, I would like to get resolved.
The question is in regards to double noticing a public hearing. If a planning/land use application is required to receive approval from both Planning Commission and City Council can the city noticing the public hearing notice both meeting dates it in one publication?
I seem to remember that this could not be done because the City must wait for
the recommendation from the first body reviewing, approving and/or recommending (with potential conditions) approval before being able to notice for the 2nd body of
review and approval.
I am sure this is clear as mud, but I am hoping that someone out in Cyburbia will have back-up documentation stating rather or not it is legal.
I look forward to hearing your responses. Thank you