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17.10.060 Peer and Independent Consultant Review

(a) Authorization. The City Council authorizes the Director, in the Director's discretion, to select and retain an independent consultant with specialized training, experience and/or expertise in telecommunications issues satisfactory to the Director in connection with any permit application.

(b) Scope. The Director may request an independent consultant review on any issue that involves specialized or expert knowledge in connection with wireless facilities deployment or permit applications for wireless facilities, as further provided in the Design Standards and Application Requirements.

(c) Consultant Fees; Deposit. In the event that the Director elects to retain an independent consultant in connection with any permit application, the applicant shall be responsible for the reasonable costs in connection with the services provided as detailed in the Design Standards and Application Requirements. The City shall not issue any construction or grading permit to any applicant with any unpaid deposit requests or invoices.