Notwithstanding any contradictory portion of Code Section 24.10.080:
A. Any decision made by the Chief, regarding the application
of a Wildfire Hazard Zone to any area in the City, may be appealed to the Bureau
of Development Services Board of Appeals (Board) solely in accordance with this
subsection. In considering such appeals the Board shall act solely in accord
with this section.
B. Such appeal shall be in writing and shall be filed with
the Board within fourteen days of the date of the Chief’s decision. The appeal
shall include a statement regarding the elements of the Chief’s decision with
which the appellant takes issue. Reference to facts and the criteria listed
above, is required.
C. A copy of the appeal shall be provided to the Chief at
the same time that it is filed with the Board. The Chief shall have fourteen
days from the date of the appeal to respond, in writing, to the Board and all
D. The Board shall issue a notice of a hearing date and the
place and time of the hearing. Notice shall be provided to the appellants and
E. The Board shall then hold a hearing upon any such appeal.
After considering the issues raised on appeal, and the reasonableness of the
Chief’s interpretation of applicable criteria, the Board shall, by majority
vote, affirm or modify the Chief’s decision. The Board’s decision shall be based
solely upon the criteria set out in this Chapter and shall include findings
addressing the facts and the criteria. The decision of the Board shall have full
force and effect. A certified copy of the decision shall be delivered to the
Any appeal of the Board’s decision shall by writ of review.