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A. A person who is aggrieved by city staff's interpretation or administration of this title may appeal staff's decision, action or refusal to act to the planning commission. The appeal must be submitted in writing to the planning director specifying the grounds for the appeal within ten (10) days following the date of staff's decision, action or notification that staff will not act. The commission will review the appeal and render a decision at the next available meeting allowing time for staff review and input on the request. The commission must interpret the provisions of this title in such a way as to carry out the purpose and intent of this title.
B. The decision of the Planning Commission is final unless an aggrieved person files a notice of appeal to the City Council with the Planning Director within fifteen (15) days after the date of the decision. The appeal, which must be accompanied by the required fee, must be in writing and state the basis for the appeal. Upon receiving notice of appeal, the City Clerk will set a date for a review of the matter, which will be held within thirty (30) days of the date of the appeal. In its review, the City Council will review all relevant records and may take such additional evidence and argument as it deems relevant. The City Council may overrule or alter the decision of the Planning Commission, provided, however, that the City Council must interpret the provisions of this title in such a way as to carry out the purposes and intent of this title. (Ord. 3674 §1, 2021: Ord. 3485, 2014)