SEC. 7-9.  CONDUCT OF HEARINGS.
   (A)   All hearings shall be open to the public.
   (B)   The property owner shall first present evidence to justify his or her failure to comply with the notice to abate nuisance.  Thereafter, a representative of the city may present evidence.  The burden of proof to justify noncompliance with the notice to abate nuisance is on the property owner.
   (C)   The hearing officer shall conduct the hearing in an informal fashion and shall not be bound by the technical rules of evidence.
(`64 Code, Sec. 19-3.6)  (Ord. No. 2399)