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If the application for a permit is denied, the City Clerk shall mail to the applicant, by certified mail, a written statement of the decision with a brief statement of the reason(s) therefor. An appeal may be made in writing to the City Clerk, or their designee, within ten days of the receipt of the decision. The written appeal shall state the specific grounds for the appeal. The Mayor shall designate three Council members to hold a hearing within a reasonable time from the receipt of the appeal. At the hearing, the applicant or permit holder may be represented by counsel, may cross-examine witnesses, and may present evidence in their favor. The panel of Council members may grant or deny the appeal. That decision shall be final.
(Ord. 15053, passed 11-28-2022)