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A. A decision of the planning department is final unless appealed in accordance with this chapter.

B. Any party with ownership or possessory interest in property affected by a decision of the planning department may file with the planning commission an appeal of that decision. Grounds for granting such appeal shall be limited to the improper application of law by a city administrative official. All such appeals shall be filed in writing with the planning department within ten (10) business days of the date of said decision and shall contain all of the following information:

1. The name, email address, phone number, and mailing address of the applicant and/or the applicant’s attorney or representative;

2. Statement specifying the grounds for the appeal and the action and findings of the department that are being disputed;

3. The applicant’s interest in the matter being appealed and a statement of the action or relief sought;

4. An appeal fee as established in the current fee and rate schedule;

5. The specific reasons why the applicant believes the decision to be wrong. The applicant shall bear the burden of proving the decision is wrong; and

C. Upon receipt of a complete appeal, the planning director shall schedule the appeal for consideration by the planning commission at a date no more than fifty (50) calendar days after the appeal was received. [Ord. 22-17 § 4, 2022.]