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A. Decisions. The following decisions are legislative, and are not subject to the procedures in this title, unless otherwise specified:

1. Zoning code and development regulations, and amendments to development regulations (for the purposes of this section, “development regulations” are as defined in BMC 11.02.005 and RCW 36.70A.030(7));

2. Area-wide rezones to implement new city policies;

3. Adoption of the comprehensive plan and any plan amendments; and

4. Annexations.

B. Planning Commission. The planning commission shall hold a public hearing and make recommendations to the city council on the decisions in this section, except for annexations, which shall be processed as provided by statute. The public hearing shall be held in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 11.12 BMC.

C. City Council. The city council shall consider the planning commission’s recommendation in a public hearing held in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 11.12 BMC or at a public meeting (closed record review).

D. Public Notice. Notice of the public hearing or public meeting shall be provided to the public as set forth in Chapter 11.19 BMC.

E. Implementation. The city council’s decision shall become effective by passage of an ordinance or resolution. (Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1691 § 1, 1997; Ord. 1628 § 1, 1996).