(A)   For a period of 21 days from the issuance of the notice of violation or ten days from the mailing of the notice of delinquent violation, a person may request review by the Finance Department, or at the discretion of the Finance Department, by the Police Department or California Highway Patrol, of the issuance of a notice of violation or a notice of delinquent violation by written request, telephone, or in person.
   (B)   If the person is dissatisfied with the results of the initial review, the person may contest through an administrative review process the notice of violation or notice of delinquent violation, by depositing with the Finance Department 15 days following the mailing to that person of the results of the Finance Department's administrative investigation, the full amount of the penalty and a written explanation of the reason for contesting the violation.
   (C)   The Director of Finance shall develop an administrative policy establishing a procedure for contesting notices of violations and notices of delinquent violations for persons who can provide verifiable and substantial proof of their inability to deposit the full amount of the penalty.
   (D)   If a vehicle has been immobilized or impounded for unpaid violations, the Finance Depart-ment shall, provided that the vehicle remains under the control of the immobilizing or impounding agency, permit the registered owner of the vehicle to contest the violations related to the seizure of that vehicle without requiring the deposit of the penalties required by this chapter.
('86 Code, § 11.38.120) (Ord. 4236, passed  - - )