An amendment of this chapter may be initiated by City Council, the Rochester Environmental Commission or the City Planning Commission.
Any amendment of this chapter, except any amendment to § 43A-29 hereof, shall be made in accordance with the following procedure:
Prior to the enactment of any amendment to this chapter, the City Council shall:
Notify the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in writing, of all proposed amendments and request his or her advice as to whether such amendment is subject to his or her approval and, if so, whether such amendment conforms to the minimum standards of a certified program.
Issue public notice and conduct a hearing on all proposed amendments. The City shall cause such hearing's time, date and place to be published in an official newspaper not less than five days prior to the date of the hearing.
[Amended 12-15-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-413]
Refer the proposed amendment at least 30 days prior to the public hearing to:
The Rochester Environmental Commission, unless initiated thereby, for its review of the amendment and its report to the City Council of recommendations thereon, including a full statement of reasons for such recommendations.
The City Planning Commission, unless initiated thereby, for its review of the amendment and its report to the City Council of recommendations thereon, including a full statement of reasons for such recommendations.
The County Planning Board for its review and recommendations pursuant to Article 12-B, § 239-b, of the New York State General Municipal Law.
After enactment, the amendment must be sent to the Commissioner of Environmental Conservation for certification.