SEC. 7-249.  CONDUCT OF HEARING.
   (A)   All hearings shall be open to the public.
   (B)   The property owner shall first present evidence to justify his/her failure or refusal to comply with the notice to abate a nuisance.  Thereafter, a representative of the city may present evidence.  The property owner bears the burden of proof to justify noncompliance with the notice to abate a nuisance.
   (C)   The hearing officer shall conduct the hearing in an informal fashion and shall not be bound by the technical rules of evidence.
(Ord. No. 2572)