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22.03.070 Subpoenas.

A.  The Code Hearings Officer shall issue subpoenas to any party upon showing of general relevance and reasonable scope of the evidence sought.  Witnesses appearing pursuant to subpoena, other than the parties or officers or employees of the City, shall receive fees and mileage as prescribed by law for witnesses in civil actions.

B.  If any person fails to comply with any subpoena so issued or any party or witness refuses to testify on any matters on which he may be lawfully interrogated, the judge of the Circuit Court of any county, on the application of the Code Hearings Officer, or of a designated representative of the Code Hearings Officer or of the party requesting the issuance of the subpoena, shall compel obedience by proceedings for contempt as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of subpoena issued from such court or a refusal to testify therein.