A. Proposals reviewed under this chapter may be initiated by property owners or their representatives, the city of Vancouver, or private citizens or groups as follows:
1. Map Changes. Property owners or any individual, group or organization may initiate comprehensive plan and associated zoning map designation changes applying to one or more properties, through submittal of an annual review application and associated fees specified in Chapter 20.180 VMC. Standalone zoning changes not requiring a comprehensive plan change shall be subject to zone change application and associated fees per Chapter 20.180 VMC.
2. Text Changes. Property owners or any individual, group, or organization may initiate comprehensive plan or zoning code text changes through submittal of a text change application and associated fees per Chapter 20.180 VMC.
3. City Initiated Map or Text Changes. The city of Vancouver, on its own behalf or on behalf of an outside individual or group, may initiate comprehensive plan or zoning map and/or text changes. City initiation of outside requests for amendments shall be at city discretion, and generally limited to proposals that are limited in scope and/or clearly warranted in terms of policy implications, and subject to the following:
a. Private parties shall submit a written summary of the amendment proposed to community development department, an indication of why it is needed, and the potential land use impacts if approved. No application fees shall be assessed.
b. City staff shall maintain a docket listing of private party requests, and shall provide the listing not less than once per year to the planning commission, which shall determine which items shall be scheduled for public hearing review, deferred to future work programs, or discontinued. Requesting parties of discontinued proposals shall have the option of submitting formal applications under this chapter. (Ord. M-4402 § 3(I), 2023; Ord. M-4254 § 3(G), 2018; Ord. M-3643, 2004)