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17.08.040 Initiation of Local Improvement Proceedings.

A.  City Council may, at its discretion, initiate a local improvement proceeding by adopting a resolution of intent to undertake a capital construction project, or part thereof, based on:

1. A valid petition of support per the criteria in Section 17.08.050, signed by property owners and filed with the Local Improvement District Administrator;

2. A recommendation from the Responsible Bureau; and/or

3. Its own initiative.

B.  Where a sewer local improvement is ordered pursuant to an Environmental Quality Commission Order and a sewer plan has been developed and adopted by the City Council, preparation of the construction plans and specifications for that improvement may begin without action by the City Council.