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6.06.030 Authority of Manager to Adopt Rules, Procedures and Forms.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 185495, effective July 11, 2012.)

A.   The Manager may adopt rules, procedures and forms to implement the provisions of this Chapter.

B.   Adoption of Rules.

1.   Prior to the adoption of any rule by the Manager pursuant to this Section, a public hearing will be conducted. The Manager will give reasonable public notice of his or her proposal to adopt rules not less than ten nor more than thirty days before such public hearing. Such notice will include the place, time, and purpose of the public hearing, a brief description of the proposed rules, and the location at which copies of the full text of the proposed rules may be obtained.

2.   During the public hearing, the Manager will hear statements or receive written comment concerning the proposed rules. The Manager will either adopt the proposed rule, modify it, or reject it, taking into consideration the comments received during the public hearing. If a substantial modification is made, additional public review may be conducted, but no additional public notice will be required if an announcement is made at the hearing of a future hearing for a date, time and place certain at which the modification will be discussed. Unless otherwise stated, all rules will be effective upon adoption by the Manager. All rules adopted by the Manager will be filed in the Bureau’s office. Copies of all current rules will be made available to the public upon request.

3.   Notwithstanding Subsections 6.06.030 B.1.-2., the Manager may adopt an interim rule without prior public notice upon a finding that failure to act promptly will result in serious prejudice to the public interest or the interest of the affected parties, including the specific reasons for such prejudice. Any rule adopted pursuant to this paragraph will be effective for a period of not longer than 180 days.