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A. An administrative hearing officer acts in a quasi-judicial capacity and shall not engage in ex parte communications concerning the appeal with city employees, interested parties, members of the council, the appellant, or any parties associated with the decision pertaining to the appeal.

B. If an ex parte communication occurs, the administrative hearing officer shall disclose the communication on the record prior to rendering a decision. The administrative hearing officer shall only take information brought forward in an appropriate manner into consideration. (Ord. 15-22 § 3, 2015; Ord. 09-67(AM) § 2, 2009)