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The Hearing Officer is subject to disqualification for bias, prejudice, or interest in the proceeding. It is not alone or in itself grounds for disqualification, without further evidence of bias, prejudice, or interest, that the Hearing Officer:
(1) Is or is not a member of a racial, ethnic, religious, sexual, or similar group and the proceeding involves the rights of that group;
(2) Has experience, technical competence, or specialized knowledge of, or has in any capacity expressed a view on, a legal, factual, or policy issue presented in the proceeding; or,
(3) Has as a lawyer or public official participated in the drafting of laws or regulations or in the effort to pass or defeat laws or regulations, the meaning, effect, or application of which is an issue in the proceeding.
(Added by Ord. 240-08, File No. 080616, App. 10/30/2008)