Special magistrate Terrence Schmidt convened a public hearing on Wednesday at the DeSoto Board of County Commissioners administration chambers. The one-day event was to possibly decide a "mutually acceptable solution" to the denial of rezoning to Mosaic Fertilizer. Company officials presented their facts regarding the rezoning denial in July, with the county presenting its position. The goal of the hearing under Florida rules, Schmidt said, was seeking settlement alternatives. His decision is not final and commissioners must vote to accept it.