It shall be the purpose of this section to implement minimum procedural standards for the conduct of city and county zoning hearings. Further, it is the intent of the Legislature that this section provide those standards to insure uniformity of, and public access to, zoning and planning hearings while maintaining the maximum control of cities and counties over zoning matters.
The following procedures shall govern city and county zoning hearings:
The city or county may require a deposit from the person making the request.
Notwithstanding Section 65803, this section shall apply to chartered cities.
Ca. Gov. Code § 65804