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The Hearing Officer shall preside at the hearing, shall hear testimony, and shall accept any evidence relevant to the existence or nonexistence of an ordinance violation on the property indicated. All parties may present evidence, witnesses and cross-examine opposing witnesses. The Enforcement Officer’s signed violation notice and report form shall be prima facie evidence of the existence of the ordinance violation described in the form. The strict rules of evidence applicable to judicial proceedings do not apply to hearings authorized under this subchapter. The burden of proof is a preponderance of the evidence.
(Ord. 12-0447, passed 5-8-2012; Ord. 13-0739, passed 7-9-2013)