15.10.050 Administrative review of determination or action of building official by Planning Director.
   A.   Right to administrative review. Any person aggrieved by a determination made or action taken by the building official under the grading regulations adopted by this title may apply to the planning director for administrative review of such determination or action.
   B.   Applications for Administrative Review. Applications for the administrative review of a determination made or action taken by the building official shall be in writing and shall be filed in the office of the planning director no later than 15 days following the date such determination or action was made or taken, or where a written notice of such determination or action is required to be served, no later than 15 days following the date such notice is served; provided, however, that the planning director may extend the time for filing an application for administrative review of a determination made or action taken by the building official for good cause shown. In addition to setting forth a request for administrative review of a determination made or action taken by the building official, such application shall contain a brief statement of the reasons why the applicant believes such determination or action does not comply with the grading regulations adopted by this title and the relief requested by the applicant from such determination or action.
   C.   Decision on application for administrative review. Upon the filing of an application for administrative review of a determination made or action taken by the building official, the planning director shall consider the application and render a decision either affirming the determination or action of the building official or reversing or modifying such determination or action. Prior to rendering a decision, the planning director may, with sole discretion, convene an informal hearing for the purpose of reviewing evidence or hearing arguments bearing on such decision. Notice of the date, time and place of such hearing shall be served a reasonable time prior to the hearing on the applicant and any other person who would be aggrieved by a decision reversing or modifying the determination or action of the building official and who has filed with the planning director a written request for notice of such decision. After rendering a decision, the planning director shall promptly inform the building official of the decision and cause a notice of the decision to be served on the applicant and any other person who would be aggrieved by a decision reversing or modifying the determination or action of the building official and who has filed with the planning director a written request for notice of such decision.
   D.   Stay of determination made or action taken by building official pending administrative review. Any determination made or action taken by the building official, save and except for an order revoking a permit, or an order to stop work which is made by the building official pursuant to Chapter 15.20 of this title, shall be stayed pending a decision of the Planning Director on an application for administrative review of such determination. 
(Ord. 758-2005 (part), 2005)