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3.130.020 Timely and Adequate Notification of Right to Appeal Required.

City Code Section

A.  Timely and Adequate Notification Required.  When there is a right to appeal an administrative act through an administrative appeal, the bureau, department or office must provide timely notice to appellant in accordance with Subsection 3.130.020 B. 

B.  Form and Content of the Notice.  An adequate notice must:

1.  Be in writing;

2.  Provide a short, plain statement describing the underlying administrative act and the basis for the administrative act, including citation to the applicable Code provision or rule;

3.  Explain any right to request an administrative appeal, including:

a.  citation of the applicable Code provision or rule providing the right to appeal;

b.  the time limit for requesting an administrative appeal, specifying calendar or business days;

c.  the method for requesting an administrative appeal, including a City address and phone number;

d.  the cost, if any, for requesting an administrative appeal, including accepted payment methods and whether there is a low-income fee waiver; and

e.  disclosure of whether effect of administrative act will be stayed pending resolution of the requested administrative appeal. 

C.  A bureau, department or office may adopt a rule specifying when and how notice of the right to request an administrative appeal will be provided so long as it is consistent with Subsections A and B of this Section 3.130.020.