§8A-3-6. Notice and public participation requirement for a comprehensive plan.
(a) Prior to recommending a new or amended comprehensive plan to a governing body for adoption, the planning commission shall give notice and hold a public hearing on the new or amended comprehensive plan.

(b) At least thirty days prior to the date set for the public hearing, the planning commission shall publish a notice of the date, time and place of the public hearing as a Class I legal advertisement in compliance with the provisions of article three, chapter fifty-nine of this code. The publication area shall be the area covered by the comprehensive plan.

(c) A planning commission shall include public participation throughout the process of studying and preparing a comprehensive plan and amending a comprehensive plan. A planning commission shall adopt procedures for public participation throughout the process of studying and preparing or amending a comprehensive plan.

(d) A planning commission shall request input from other affected governing bodies and units of government.