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(a) Hearings. The planning commission and the City Council shall hold hearings pursuant hereto for the purpose of determining whether a use is especially burdensome within the meaning of Section 27.72.050 hereof and if so, the amount of time to be allowed for continuance prior to termination. The procedure herein may be initiated by any councilman, planning commissioner or by the zoning administrator.

(b) Procedure. The commission and council shall each hold at least one public hearing, notice of the nature, purpose, time and place of which shall be given to the owner and occupant of the property in question by mail at least ten days in advance of the date of hearing. Said notice shall also be published and posted in the manner prescribed in Section 27.08.090 of this code. At the time and place set for hearings the commission or council as the case may be shall proceed to hear all persons interested in the matter. In the case of the commission, its decision shall be recommendatory to the Council. The decision of the Council shall be final.