20.09.050 Procedures for Public Hearings.
Public hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the hearing body’s rules of procedure and shall serve to create or supplement an evidentiary record upon which the body will base its decision. The Chair shall open the public hearing and, in general, observe the following sequence of events:
A. Staff presentation, including submittal of any administrative reports. Members of the hearing body may ask questions of the staff.
B. Applicant presentation, including submittal of any materials. Members of the hearing body may ask questions of the applicant.
C. Testimony or comments by the public germane to the matter. Questions directed to the staff or applicant shall be posed by the Chair at its discretion.
D. Rebuttal, response or clarifying statements by the staff and the applicant.
E. The evidentiary portion of the public hearing shall be closed and the hearing body shall deliberate on the matter before it.