For the purpose of this Chapter:
A. “Administrative Act” means a final action, decision, determination, or order of Council, a bureau, department, or office. Administrative acts do not include legislative acts of Council, any City employment action, decision, determination, or order, or any action, decision, determination, or order applying Title 33 of the Code.
B. “Administrative Appeal” means appeals of administrative acts by appellants when the right to appeal is provided by Code or rule, and the Code or rule requires the appeal to be decided by a bureau, department, office, board, hearings officer, or Council acting in its quasi-judicial capacity.
C. “Appellant” includes any person given the right to appeal an administrative act by Code or a rule. As used in this Chapter, “appellant” does not include prospective, current, or former City employees contesting any administrative act related to their employment, employment benefits, application for employment, termination of employment, or internal complaint arising out of or connected with their employment.
D. “Rule” means an administrative rule or bureau policy, as each term is defined in Section 1.07.020.
E. "Timely" means that written notice is provided to the appellant in accordance with the time period specified in the Code or rule providing for the right of appeal. If the applicable Code or rule does not specify a time period, “timely” means that written notice is provided as soon as practicable after the right to request an administrative appeal is triggered but no later than:
1. Three business days after the right to an administrative appeal is triggered, if the period during which the appellant may request an administrative appeal is less than 15 days; or
2. Ten business days after the right to an administrative appeal is triggered, if the period during which the appellant may request an administrative appeal is 15 days or more.