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A. Any person upon whom a notice to abate unlawful marijuana cultivation has been served may appeal the determination of the enforcing officer that the conditions set forth in the notice constitute a public nuisance to the Board of Supervisors, or may show cause before the Board of Supervisors why those conditions should not be abated in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Any such administrative review shall be commenced by filing a written request for a hearing with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors within 10 calendar days after the date that said notice was served. The written request shall include a statement of all facts supporting the appeal. The time requirement for filing such a written request shall be deemed jurisdictional and may not be waived. In the absence of a timely filed written request that complies fully with the requirements of this section, the findings of the enforcing officer contained in the notice shall become final and conclusive on the eleventh day following service of the notice.

B. Upon timely receipt of a written request for hearing which complies with the requirements of this section, the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors shall set a hearing date not less than seven days nor more than 30 days from the date the request was filed. The Clerk shall send written notice of the hearing date to the requesting party, to any other parties upon whom the notice was served, and to the enforcing officer.

C. Any hearing conducted pursuant to this chapter need not be conducted according to technical rules relating to evidence, witnesses and hearsay. Any relevant evidence shall be admitted if it is the sort of evidence on which responsible persons are accustomed to rely in the conduct of serious affairs regardless of the existence of any common law or statutory rule which might make improper the admission of the evidence over objection in civil actions. The Board of Supervisors has discretion to exclude evidence if its probative value is substantially outweighed by the probability that its admission will necessitate undue consumption of time.

D. The Board of Supervisors may continue the administrative hearing from time to time.

E. The Board of Supervisors shall consider the matter de novo, and may affirm, reverse, or modify the determinations contained in the notice to abate unlawful marijuana cultivation. The Board of Supervisors shall issue a written decision which shall be mailed to, or personally served upon, the party requesting the hearing, any other parties upon whom the notice was served, and the enforcing officer.

F. The decision of the Board of Supervisors shall be final and conclusive. (Ord. 1055, eff. 8/21/14)