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Public Hearings Resource Guide – part 3

3. Have a Plan for Citizen Participation

Do you have a plan for how you involve the public in zoning and comprehensive plan amendments, as well as site plan, subdivision, planned development, and conditional use application reviews?

The extent and methods of public participation may vary, but it makes sense to have written procedures or protocols in place and available to the public.

Online Resources:

  • Arizona Law requires cities & counties to adopt by ordinance a citizen review process that applies to all rezoning and specific plan applications that require a public hearing. Similar requirements apply to adoption of plans. See Sec. 9-462.03 (rezonings) and Sec. 9-461.06(general plans)

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