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.010 Any responsible person who, pursuant to this chapter, is subject to a civil fine shall have the right to file a request for an administrative hearing to appeal the imposition of the civil fine. Any such request shall be made in writing and shall be filed in the office of the Chief of Police within ten (10) calendar days from the date of service of the citation or notice of violation, whichever is earlier. The written request for an administrative hearing shall be accompanied by an advance deposit of the civil fine. If no such written request is received within the ten-day period, any applicable civil fine shall be due and payable as provided in Subsection 6.73.070.020 of this chapter.
.020 If a written request for hearing is received within the ten-day period, the Chief of Police or his or her designee (who shall not have been involved in the underlying incident) shall conduct a hearing within twenty (20) calendar days after receipt of the written request, at a date set by the Chief of Police. Written notice of the hearing shall be mailed to the responsible person who requested the administrative hearing at least ten calendar days in advance of the hearing. The decision of the Chief of Police or his or her designee shall be final, and the civil penalties imposed, if any, shall become immediately due and payable upon the mailing of the notice of the decision.
.030 Any civil fine which has been deposited shall be refunded if it is determined, after an administrative hearing, that the responsible person who requested the administrative hearing was not responsible for the violation(s) or there was no violation(s) as charged in the citation or notice of violation.
.040 Any responsible person aggrieved by a decision of the Chief of Police or his or her designee following an administrative hearing may obtain review of the decision by filing a petition for review with the Orange County Superior Court, Central Justice Center in accordance with the timelines and provisions as set forth in California Government Code Section 53069.4. (Ord. 6259 § 1 (part); November 20, 2012.)