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A. The hearing examiner shall conduct a hearing according to the rules of procedure adopted for administrative appeals. Within ten days following the conclusion of all testimony and hearings, the hearing examiner shall issue a written decision affirming or overruling the department director, with supporting findings of fact and conclusions of law, and notice of the right to appeal.

B. Whenever the hearing examiner affirms the decision of the department director, the city attorney shall file any necessary legal proceedings to enforce the notice of violation and corrective action and to collect assessed civil penalties. If legal action to enforce the order is required, the city shall, to the fullest extent allowed by law, be entitled to recover all expenses incurred by the city in such enforcement action, including but not limited to the city’s attorney fees, staff time, court filing fees and related court costs, and costs of abatement. (Ord. 017/2020 § 1 (Exh. A))