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Appeals to the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals may be taken by any person or by any officer, board or department of the City deeming himself or itself to be adversely affected by the decision of the Building Inspector or any decision in which the Board has original jurisdiction. Such appeal shall be taken within twenty days after the decision. An appeal shall stay all proceedings in furtherance of the action apealed from , unless the Bulding Inspector whose decision is appealed, shall certify to the Board of Zoning and Building Apeals after the notice of the appeal has been filed, that by reason of facts stated in the certificate, a stay would in his opinion cause imminent peril to life or property. In such cases, proceedings shall not be stayed by other than a restraining order granted by the Boasrd or by a court having lawful jurisdiction. Within its powers The Board may reverse or affirm wholly or in pat or modify the order, requirement, decision or determination as in its opinion ought to be done, and to that end, shall have all the powers of the Building Inspector from whom the appeal is taken, and it may issue or direct the issuance of a permit or certificate. The Board of Zoning and Building Appeals shall decide all appeals within thirty days after date of hearing.
(1978 Code Sec. 1270.09)