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(A) The provisions of this section apply to all hearings on appeals, variance applications, special use permit applications, or petitions from the planning staff to revoke a special use permit.
(B) All persons who intend to present evidence to the permit-issuing board, rather than arguments only, shall be sworn.
(C) All findings and conclusions necessary to the issuance or denial of the requested permit or appeal (crucial findings) shall be based upon reliable evidence. Competent evidence (evidence admissible in a court of law) shall be preferred whenever reasonably available, but in no case may crucial findings be based solely upon incompetent evidence unless competent evidence is not reasonably available, the evidence in question appears to be particularly reliable, and the matter is not seriously disputed.
(Ord. O-2003-63, passed 12-16-03; Am. Ord. O-2014-10, passed 6-3-14)