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23.10.050 Administrative Rules Implementing this Chapter.

A.  The City Attorney shall draft rules, procedures and forms to assist in the implementation of the provisions of this Chapter and bring these rules, procures and forms before Council for authorization.

B.  All rules adopted to implement this Chapter shall be subject to a public review process.

C.  Not less than 10 or more than 30 days before such public review process, a notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation and sent to stakeholders who have requested notice.  The notice shall include the place and time, when the rules will be considered and the location at which copies of the full text of the proposed rules may be obtained.

D.  The duration of public review process shall be a minimum of 21 calendar days from the date of notification for written comment.

E.  During the public review process a designee of the City shall hear testimony or receive written comment concerning the proposed rules.

F.  The City shall review and consider the comments received during the public review process, and shall either adopt, modify, or reject the proposed rules.  

G.  All initial rules shall be effective July 1, 2016, and all subsequent rules shall be effective 30 days after adoption by the City Attorney and shall be filed in the Office of the City Auditor.

H.  Notice of changes in Administrative Rules shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation, sent to stakeholders who have requested notice and posted on the BOLI and City web sites.