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(a) Where this chapter provides for appeal to the city council of a decision of the animal control officer, the appeal shall be made within fifteen days of the date of the decision by filing a letter of appeal with the animal control officer. The appeal shall state in writing the reason(s) for the appeal. The animal control officer shall thereafter transmit to the city clerk the letter of appeal and copies of all other papers and documents constituting the record upon which the animal control officer made his/her decision, including copies of the application and permit if issued.

(b) The animal control officer shall schedule a hearing before the public safety committee within thirty days from his/her receipt of the written request for an appeal and shall serve written notice thereof the appellant, to the applicant if the applicant is not the appellant, to any other interested party who requested notice at the time when the appeal will be considered, and to any other affected party as determined by the animal control officer. After the hearing, the public safety commission shall forward its recommendation to the city council for consideration.

(c) A public hearing by the city council shall be held within thirty days of the public safety commission hearing. The time and place of the hearing shall be set by the city clerk; and the city clerk shall serve written notice thereof to the appellant, the applicant if the applicant is not the appellant, to any other interested party who requested notice at the time when the appeal will be considered, and to any other affected party as determined by the animal control officer. The city council may affirm, reverse or modify the previous decision of the animal control officer. The decision of the city council shall be final. (Ord. 912 § 2, 1988.)