Can the Plan be changed?

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Yes, the city council can amend the plan whenever they want, although there is an administrative process that amendments have to follow first. Staff at City Hall can recommend approval or denial of the changes, but City Council makes the final decision. If the vote is 4-3 the mayor can veto the decision, but if the vote is 5-2, then the decision is final. 


For individual properties, rezones are a standard administrative process that receive recommendations from the planners, are evaluated by the appointees on the Planning Commission, and then go to the Fresno City Council for final approval.