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A. The defendant may admit responsibility by appearing in person or by submitting to the hearing officer a short statement signed by the defendant admitting the allegations of the complaint. Upon receipt of the admission of responsibility, or upon the defendant's appearance and admission, the hearing officer shall set a time and place for the determination of the civil sanction for the violation and shall mail notice of same to defendant and to the animal care officer. At the hearing for the determination of sanctions, the defendant and the animal care officer or the complainant shall each be given an opportunity to state his position on the amount of the sanction to be imposed by the hearing officer.
B. The defendant may deny responsibility by appearing in person or by submitting to the hearing officer a denial signed by the defendant. Upon receipt of said denial, or upon the defendant's appearance and denial, the hearing officer shall set the matter for hearing and notify the defendant, at the address set forth on the citation, or any different address provided by the defendant, of the date, time and place of the hearing.
(Ord. 2004-17 § 1 (part), 2004; Ord. 1989-40 § 1 Rule 5, 1989)