(1) Referrals. Within 20 days of city initiation of any Type I, II, or III Metro Plan amendment, the city shall notify Springfield and Lane County of the intended amendment and the Type of amendment proposed. If any governing body disagrees with the Type of the proposed amendment, that governing body may refer the matter to the processes provided in EC 9.7730(6)(a) or (b) as appropriate. All property owner-initiated Metro Plan amendments shall be referred to Springfield and Lane County at least 20 days prior to the planning commission public hearing.
(2) Public Notice. At least 20 days before the planning commission hearing, notice of the hearing shall be published in a local newspaper of general circulation and mailed to the applicant and to persons who have requested notice. At least 20 days before the planning commission hearing, notice of the hearing shall also be mailed to the owners and occupants of properties that are the subject of the proposed amendment and to property owners of record within 300 feet of the subject property. The content of the notice and conduct of the hearing on the amendment shall be as required by this land use code and state law.