§14-1805. Hearings. [396]


(1) Hearings of the Board shall be held at the call of the Chairman and at such other times as the Board may determine.

(2) Four members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for any public hearing required under this Title.[397]

(3) The concurring vote of a majority of the Board, present and constituting a quorum at a public hearing, shall be required for action by the Board.[398]

(4) All hearings shall be open to the public.

(5) The Board may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses, for which purpose subpoenas may be issued.

(6) The Board shall keep minutes of its deliberations showing the vote of each member upon each question or, if absent or failing to vote, indicating such fact, and shall keep records of its hearings, inspections, examinations, and other official actions, all of which shall be immediately filed in the office of the Board and shall be a public record.

(7) The Board shall fix a reasonable time for the hearing of appeals or other matters within its jurisdiction, give public notice thereof, as well as due notice to the parties in interest, and decide the same within a reasonable time.

(8) Any party may appear in person or by his attorney. For good and proper cause, the right of an attorney to practice before the Board may be suspended by the Board. Statements by a person’s attorney on his behalf may be considered as testimony.

(9) Any agency of the City shall have the power, in all public hearings before the Board, to appear and to present facts and information to assist the Board in reaching a decision.

(10) The fees listed in Section 14-1706(d) shall be paid for a hearing before the Board.[399]

(11) Where it is necessary to repost notice of hearing, in order that each street frontage of premises, with which the appeal is concerned, is posted for at least 12 consecutive days immediately prior to and including the day of the hearing before the Board, applicant must apply for a reposting from the Board. The fee for such reposting is listed in Section 14-1706(e).[400]

(12) Hearings on appeals relating to the One Year Rule set forth in Section 14-1703(6) shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth therein.[401]