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A. Any person subject to the imposition of a fee under the terms of this chapter shall have a right to a hearing with the city manager upon filing a timely written request.

B. The request for a hearing must be made in writing and filed with the city manager within 15 days of the date of the notice of administrative decision required in BMC 20.09.050. Upon receipt of a timely written request, the city manager shall schedule a hearing date and inform the owner of the date, time and place of the hearing. The city manager shall consider the record of past false alarms, any corrective action taken and any inspection reports on the cause of the false alarm. If the city manager determines that the false alarms are not caused by the owner or the owner’s employees or agents and that reasonable steps have been taken to correct the problem, the fee or other sanction may be suspended, in whole or in part. The city manager shall keep a written report of the hearing including a statement of reasons for whatever action is taken. (Ord. 2344 § 4 (Exh. D), 2021; Ord. 1635 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1236 § 10, 1986).