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(a) At the written request of any person, the Community Relations Commission shall conduct a compliance review hearing to determine whether the site of a project that has been approved but not yet begun has been maintained in accordance with this chapter. This review shall be conducted in the same manner as all other reviews by the Commission under this title, except that notice to the owners of property within 300 feet of the site as required by this title shall also be given 10 days before the hearing date.

(b) In making its determination, the Community Relations Commission may rely on dated photographs showing the site before, but not more than six months before, the project was approved and any time after the approval. In the absence of or in addition to this photographic evidence, the Commission may base its decision on the testimony of any two eyewitnesses giving evidence of deterioration or on a written report by the landscape resources, building, or bureau of fire prevention and life safety divisions or the health official based on on-site inspections by the reporting official before and after approval of the project. The Commission shall permit testimony from the public at the hearing.

(c) If a public nuisance has been determined to exist on the site concerned pursuant to Chapter 10.08 before the date of the review hearing under this chapter, that finding shall be binding and conclusive on review under this chapter. If it was determined pursuant to Chapter 10.08 that no public nuisance existed on the site, that decision shall have no force or effect on the review under this chapter.

(d) The determination of the Community Relations Commission under this chapter shall be subject to appeal as provided by Chapter 27.08.