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(a) The hearing shall be held at the time and place designated in the Director's Notice to determine whether the Director should abate the public nuisance by ordering that such work be done and assess costs against the property for abating the nuisance. For good cause the hearing may be continued by the Director to a later time. Subject to the procedures prescribed by the Director for the orderly conduct of the hearing, all persons having an interest in the building or structure may present evidence materially bearing on the case for consideration by the Director.
(b) The Director shall appoint a hearing officer to conduct the hearing by taking testimony and other evidence from the Department, the property owner and any other interested parties. The hearing officer shall have the same authority as the Director to hear and decide the case and to make any order hereinafter provided for including abating the public nuisance by ordering that the work be done and assessing costs against the property for abating the nuisance.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)