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16.30.450 Hearing Administration.

A.  The decision of the Tow Hearings Officer is a quasi‑judicial decision and is final, and is not appealable to the City Council.

B.  Any person who has a hearing scheduled pursuant to this Section and fails to appear at such hearing without good cause shown, as determined by the Tow Hearings Officer, will not be entitled to have such hearing rescheduled.

C.  The owner(s) and any other person(s) who have an interest in the vehicle are only entitled to one hearing for each tow of that vehicle.

D.  Owners of vehicles towed by order of the District Court pursuant to Subsection 16.30.240 are not entitled to a hearing pursuant to this Chapter.

E.  The Code Hearings Officer, appointed pursuant to Title 22, will act as Tow Hearings Officer pursuant to this Chapter.  Subject to the approval of the Commissioner In Charge, the Code Hearings Officer may, in writing, designate one or more persons to act as Tow Hearings Officer during the absence or unavailability of the Code Hearings Officer.