A. A person aggrieved by the imposition of an administrative penalty or imposition of response costs pursuant to this chapter may appeal the decision by filing with the City Clerk a statement addressed to the City Manager and setting forth the facts and circumstances regarding the appealed action. The City Clerk shall notify the applicant, in writing, of the time and place set for the hearing on the appeal.
B. The hearing on the appeal must be held within 30 business days of the City Clerk’s receipt of the appeal.
C. The City Manager or his designee shall serve as hearing officer unless the appellant objects thereto at the time of the filing of the appeal, in which case an independent hearing officer shall be appointed in accordance with this code. The hearing officer shall issue a decision regarding the appeal within 10 business days of the conclusion of the hearing. The hearing officer’s decision is final. (Ord. 1104 § 9, 2017)