23.01.090 Authority of City Attorney to Adopt Rules.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinance No. 189396, effective March 29, 2019.)

A.  The City Attorney is hereby authorized to adopt rules, procedures and forms to assist in the implementation of the provisions of this Chapter.

B.  Any rule adopted pursuant to this section shall require a public review process.  Not less than ten nor more than thirty days before such public review process, notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation.  Such notice shall include the place, time, and purpose of the public review process and the location at which copies of the full text of the proposed rules may be obtained.

C.  During the public review, a designee of the City Attorney shall hear testimony or receive written comment concerning the proposed rules.  The City Attorney shall review the recommendation of their designee, taking into consideration the comments received during the public review process, and shall either adopt the proposal, modify it or reject it.  If a substantial modification is made, additional public review shall be conducted, but no additional notice shall be required if such additional review is announced at the hearing at which the original comments are received.

D.  Unless otherwise stated, all rules shall be effective upon adoption by the City Attorney and shall be filed in the office of the City Auditor.

E.  Notwithstanding paragraphs B and C of this section, an interim rule may be adopted without prior 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.  The finding shall state the specific reasons for such prejudice.  Any rule adopted pursuant to this paragraph shall be effective for a period of not longer than 180 days.