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ORDINANCE NO. NS-2165 <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA AMENDING <br />SECTIONS 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-7, 3-8 3-11 AND <br />REPEALING 3-3.1 TO ALLOW THE CITY TO EXPEDITE <br />ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS AND APPLICATIONS FOR <br />HEARINGS BEFORE THE CITY COUNCIL BY <br />AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF A HEARING <br />OFFICER BY THE CLERK OF THE COUNCIL <br /> <br /> THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> SECTION 1: That section 3-2 of the Santa Ana Municipal Code <br />is hereby amended to read as follows: <br /> <br /> Sec. 3-2. Request for hearing. <br /> <br /> (1) Initial application to council. Whenever an applicant <br /> is entitled by this Code to apply directly to the city council <br /> for initial determination of a matter, he shall submit his <br /> application in writing to the clerk of the council. The clerk <br /> shall determine that the application is in complete and <br /> correct form and may refer it to any appropriate city <br /> department for advice and assistance in making such <br /> determination. Thereafter, the clerk shall appoint a hearing <br /> officer to consider applications in specific types of matters <br /> and fix a time and place for a hearing to be held not less <br /> than five (5) nor more than sixty (60) days after receipt of <br /> the application. The clerk shall notify the applicant by mail <br /> at the address provided by the applicant of the date on which <br /> the matter will be heard. <br /> <br /> The hearing officer may, but need not be a city employee. <br />The clerk shall assume responsibility for such publication of <br />notice of the hearing as may be required by law. If a hearing <br />officer is appointed, the hearing shall be conducted in <br />accordance with sections 3-4 through 3-10 of this Code. <br /> <br /> If any provision of law requires that public notice of <br />the hearing be given, the clerk shall cause such notice to be <br />given so that the hearing may be scheduled within the time <br />required by this section. <br /> <br /> (2) Appeal to council from action of city official, board <br />or commission. Whenever an applicant is entitled under this <br />Code or any other provision of law to appeal to the council <br />from an adverse determination in a matter made by a city <br />official, board or commission and desires to so appeal, he <br />shall, within ten (10) days after he has been notified of that <br />determination, submit a notice of appeal to the clerk of the <br />council and a copy thereof to the person or the chairman of <br />the body whose decision is being appealed. <br /> <br /> <br />