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17.102.100 Right of Appeal and Payment of Assessments.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 184288, effective January 7, 2011.)

A.  Any person receiving a Notice of Assessment shall, within ten days of issuance of the notice either pay to the City the stated amount of the assessment or request an appeal hearing by the Code Hearings Officer in accordance with procedures set forth in Chapter 22.10 of the City Code.  The filing of an appeal request shall stay the effective date of the assessment until the appeal is determined by the Code Hearings Officer.  If, pursuant to said appeal hearing, payment of the assessment is ordered, such payment must be received by the Director or postmarked within 15 calendar days after the order becomes final.

B.  A person may appeal to the Code Hearings Office in accordance with Title 22 of the City Code if the person receives:

1.  A written denial of an application for a commercial collection permit;

2.  Any written suspension or revocation of a commercial collection permit.

C.  A business or property owner may appeal to the Code Hearings Office in accordance with Title 22 of the City Code if they receive a written denial of an application for a limited term extreme economic hardship exemption from the Containers in the Right of Way rules.

D.  Any person requesting an appeal to the Code Hearings Office in accordance with procedures set forth in Chapter 22.10 of the City Code may be assessed a fee of up to $500 at the time of their application. Failure to submit full payment of appeal fee within the time allowed to request an appeal hearing shall result in the denial of the request for an appeal hearing.

1.  If the Code Hearings Officer decides in favor of the appellant at the Code Hearing, the submitted appeal fee shall be refunded in full to the appellant.