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A. Director’s Decision to Hold Joint Hearing. The community development director may combine any public hearing on a project permit application with any hearing that may be held by another local, state, regional, federal, or other agency, on the proposed action, as long as:

1. The hearing is held within the city limits; and

2. The requirements of subsections B and C of this section are met.

B. Applicant’s Request for a Joint Hearing. At the time of permit application, the applicant may request, in writing, that the public hearing on the permit application(s) be combined as long as the joint hearing can be held within the time periods set forth in this title, or the applicant agrees to a particular schedule if additional time is needed in order to combine the hearings. The decision to hold the joint hearing is at the discretion of the community development director.

C. Prerequisites to Joint Public Hearing. A joint public hearing may be held with another local, state, regional, federal or other agency and the city, as long as:

1. The other agency is not expressly prohibited by statute from doing so;

2. Sufficient notice of the hearing is given to meet each of the agencies’ adopted notice requirements as set forth in statute, ordinance, or rule;

3. The other agency has received the necessary information about the proposed project from the applicant in enough time to hold its hearing at the same time as the local government hearing; and

4. The hearing is held within the geographic boundary of the city. (Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1691 § 1, 1997; Ord. 1628 § 1, 1996).