SEC. 22-231. APPEALS.
   (A)   Any person aggrieved by the issuance of an order may appeal from the issuance of such order in accordance with the following:
      (1)   Any such appeal must be filed in writing within 15 days of the date of service of the order by the director upon the appealing party.
      (2)   No such appeal will be valid for any purpose unless it is timely filed with the City Clerk and unless a filing and processing fee is paid contemporaneously with the filing thereof in an amount as set by city council resolution.
      (3)   Upon the timely filing of such an appeal, the hearing officer will set a time and place for a hearing on such appeal as expeditiously as is possible and notify the appellant in writing of the time and place of the hearing.
      (4)   At the time of such hearing, the hearing officer will permit any interested person to present any relevant evidence bearing on the matters involved in the issuance of the order which is the subject of the appeal. The hearing officer need not follow the strict provisions of the rules of evidence as utilized in a judicial proceeding but will follow the substance of such rule to the end that the decision rendered is based upon reliable relevant evidentiary material. The hearing officer's decision will be final and subject only to judicial review.
   (B)   The provisions of Sections 1094.5 and 1094.6 of the California Code of Civil Procedure set forth the procedure for judicial review of any action taken by the city pursuant to this article.
(Ord. No. 2876)