Chapter 17 PARKS AND RECREATION*
Section 17-147 Initiation of procedure; public hearing.
Before authorizing the purchase of any land for open space
or park purposes which is to be
paid for in whole or in part by special assessments, the city council shall hold a public hearing on
the matter. All interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing.
Notice of such hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city at least
seven (7) days before the hearing. The notice shall describe generally the land to be purchased
and the boundaries of the proposed benefit district. The notice shall also set forth the proposed
formula for imposing special assessments which may be based on the square footage or the
assessed value of the property charged or any other reasonable method of calculation. If, after the
public hearing, the city council desires to proceed with the purchase of the land, it shall, by
ordinance, authorize the city manager to acquire the property.
(Ord. No. 13929 § 1, 1-18-94)