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(a) The Community Relations Commission shall hear and decide administrative compliance orders.

(b) Written notice of the time and place for the hearing may be served by personal service, or first class mail to the address provided in the compliance order.

(c) The failure of any person with an interest in the property to receive such properly addressed notice of the hearing shall not affect the validity of any proceedings under this chapter. Service by first class mail shall be effective on the date of mailing.

(d) The Community Relations Commission shall conduct an orderly fair hearing and accept evidence on which persons commonly would rely in the conduct of their business affairs as follows:

(1) A valid compliance order shall be prima facie evidence of the violation;

(2) The Community Relations Commission may accept testimony by declaration or in person under penalty of perjury relating to the violation and the appropriate means of correcting the violation;

(3) The owner, agent, responsible party, or any other interested person may present testimony or evidence concerning the violation and the means and time frame for correction.

(e) The Community Relations Commission may establish all appropriate administrative regulations for conducting hearings and rendering decisions pursuant to this section.

(f) The Community Relations Commission shall determine whether to affirm or dismiss the administrative compliance order and shall set the amount of administrative penalties and administrative costs. The Commission may impose conditions and deadlines for correction of violations and make such direction to enforcement officers to assure compliance.

(g) The Community Relations Commission shall make findings based on the record of the hearing and make a written decision based on the findings and shall serve the decision by first class mail on the contestant within 10 working days after the hearing. The decision of the Commission may be appealed to the City Council in writing within 10 working days of the day the Commission's decision is served. The appeal before the City Council will follow the same procedures and requirements as the Community Relations Commission hearing.