The person named in the violation notice shall appear on or before the time specified in the violation notice and may respond to the allegations in the notice, as follows.
(a) If the alleged violator wishes to admit responsibility for the blight violation, the person may do so by appearing in person, by representation, or by mail. If appearance is made by representation or mail, the Administrative Hearings Bureau may accept the admission as though the person personally appeared. Upon acceptance of the admission, a Hearing Officer may order any of the sanctions permitted under this section.
(b) If the alleged violator wishes to deny responsibility for the blight violation, or admit responsibility with an explanation, the person may do so by appearing in person on the date scheduled for the administrative hearing for the purpose of adjudicating the alleged violation.
(c) If the alleged violator fails to appear, a decision and order of default may be entered.
(Ord. 3772, passed 6-28-2010)