18-2115.01. Notice; manner.

(1) For any hearing to be held pursuant to section 18-2101.02, 18-2109, or 18-2115:

(a) The notice of hearing shall:

(i) Be published at least once a week for two consecutive weeks in a legal newspaper in or of general circulation in the community;

(ii) Be given to any neighborhood association which is registered under subsection (2) of this section and whose area of representation is located in whole or in part within a one-mile radius of the area to be declared extremely blighted under section 18-2101.02, the area to be declared substandard and blighted under section 18-2109, or the area to be redeveloped in the redevelopment plan or substantial modification thereof under section 18-2115; and

(iii) Be given to the president or chairperson of the governing body of each county, school district, community college area, educational service unit, and natural resources district that includes the real property to be declared extremely blighted under section 18-2101.02, the real property to be declared substandard and blighted under section 18-2109, or the real property subject to the redevelopment plan or substantial modification thereof under section 18-2115;

(b) The time of the hearing shall be at least ten days from the last publication of notice under subdivision (1)(a)(i) of this section;

(c) The notice of hearing described in subdivision (1)(a)(ii) of this section shall be given at least ten days prior to the hearing, shall be sent in the manner requested by the neighborhood association, and shall be deemed given on the date it is sent to the neighborhood association. The notice of hearing described in subdivision (1)(a)(iii) of this section shall be given at least ten days prior to the hearing, shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the president or chairperson of the governing body, and shall be deemed given on the date it is mailed by certified mail to the president or chairperson; and

(d) The notice of hearing shall include the following information:

(i) The time, date, place, and purpose of the hearing;

(ii) A map of sufficient size to show the area to be declared extremely blighted under section 18-2101.02, the area to be declared substandard and blighted under section 18-2109, or the area to be redeveloped in the redevelopment plan or substantial modification thereof under section 18-2115, or information on where to find such map;

(iii) For a hearing held pursuant to section 18-2101.02, information on where to find copies of the study or analysis conducted pursuant to subsection (2) of section 18-2101.02;

(iv) For a hearing held pursuant to section 18-2109, information on where to find copies of the study or analysis conducted pursuant to subsection (2) of section 18-2109; and

(v) For a hearing held pursuant to section 18-2115, a specific identification of the area to be redeveloped under the plan and information on where to find copies of any cost-benefit analysis conducted pursuant to section 18-2113.

(2) Each neighborhood association desiring to receive notice of any hearing required under section 18-2101.02, 18-2109, or 18-2115 shall register with the city's planning department or, if there is no planning department, with the city clerk. The registration shall include a description of the area of representation of the association, the name of and contact information for the individual designated by the association to receive the notice on its behalf, and the requested manner of service, whether by email, first-class mail, or certified mail. Registration of the neighborhood association for purposes of this section shall be accomplished in accordance with such other rules and regulations as may be adopted and promulgated by the city.

Source:Laws 2018, LB874, § 13; Laws 2019, LB86, § 4; Laws 2020, LB1003, § 176.
Operative Date: November 14, 2020