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Amendments to the Zoning Chapter
Under the provisions of V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 211, the city council may from time to time amend, supplement, or change by ordinance the boundaries to the districts or the regulations set forth in this chapter.

Submission to planning and zoning commission.
Before taking any action on any proposed amendment, supplement, or change in this chapter, the city council shall submit the proposed revision to the planning and zoning commission for its review, recommendation and report.

Public hearing.
A public hearing shall be held by the planning and zoning commission before recommendation to city council concerning adopting any proposed amendment, supplement, or change to this chapter. Written notice of all public hearings before the planning and zoning commission on proposed changes in classification shall be sent to owners of real property buying within 200 feet of the property on which the change is proposed, not less than ten days before the date set for such hearing. Notice of the city council hearing shall be given by publication one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the city, stating the time and place of such hearing, which time shall not be earlier than 15 days from the first date of publication.

In case of protests.
In the case that such amendment, supplement, or change has been disapproved by the planning and zoning commission, or in case of a protest signed by the owners of 20 percent or more either of the area of the lots included in the proposed change, or of those immediately adjoining the same such change shall not become effective except by the favorable vote of three-fourths of all the members of the city council.

Limitation on resubmission of petition.
No amendment, supplement, change or repeal of any section of this chapter which has been legally rejected by the city council shall be again considered either by the planning and zoning commission or the city council on an appeal or petition by an appellant or application before the expiration of six months from the date of the original action.
Application Materials
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Zoning Change Application