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GENERAL PLAN <br />Q -1 <br />1. MANNER OF ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT. The General Plan or any part or <br />element thereof, and any amendment to such plan or any part or element <br />thereof, shall be adopted in the following manner: <br />A. Public Hearing - Planning Commission. The Planning Commission <br />shall hold at least one public hearing before approving a General <br />Plan or any part or element thereof, or any amendment to such <br />plan or any part or element thereof, and shall give notice of <br />hearing by at least one publication in a newspaper of general <br />circulation within the City, and mailed notice to any community <br />association which may be impacted by a proposed amendment, as <br />determined by the Planning Director, or to any individual or <br />community association which has expressed an interest in a <br />proposed amendment and requested mailed notice, at least ten days <br />prior to the first of such hearings. If the proposed General <br />Plan Amendment would affect the permitted uses or intensity of <br />uses of real property, notice of the hearing shall be mailed or <br />delivered at least 10 days prior to the hearing to the property <br />owner or his duly authorized agent and to the project applicant. <br />However, if the number of persons to whom notice would be mailed <br />or delivered is greater than 1,000, the requirement for <br />is <br />individual mailed or delivered notice may be waived by the <br />Planning Director. <br />B. Approval by Planning Commission - Resolution. The approval by <br />the Planning Commission of the General Plan or any part or <br />element thereof, or any amendment to such plan or any part or <br />element thereof, shall be by the adoption of a resolution, <br />endorsed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Commission and <br />transmitted to the City Council. <br />C. Public Hearing - City Council. Before adopting the General Plan <br />or any part or element thereof, or any amendment to such plan or <br />any part or element thereof, the City Council shall hold at least <br />one public hearing. Notice of the time and place of the hearing <br />shall be given at the time and in the manner provided for the <br />giving of notice of the hearing by the Planning Commission. <br />D. Referral of Proposed Changes Back to Planning Commission. In <br />adopting a General Plan or any part or element thereof, or any <br />amendment to such plan or any part or element thereof, which has <br />been approved by the Planning Commission, the City Council shall <br />consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission. If the <br />City Council intends to make major changes and take an action not <br />considered by the Planning Commission, the changes shall be <br />referred back to the Planning Commission for its recommendation. <br />Planning Commission consideration of an alternative shall be <br />construed liberally so as to allow the City Council to act on any <br />one of a range of alternatives generally considered by the <br />Planning Commission. It shall not be necessary for the Planning