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A. Scope of the Appeal. Notwithstanding any provision in the Phoenix City Code, the scope of appeal is limited to City’s staff determinations on the following:

1. The size of a new water meter or increase in size of an existing water meter in a development;

2. The eligibility or amount of credits issued under Section 30-5; or

3. Whether the development is within the on-project area.

B. Appeals must be initiated on a form proscribed by the City and submitted to the Water Services Department within ten business days of a final fee determination.

C. The Director shall act upon the appeal within 30 calendar days of the filing of the appeal. The applicant will be notified in writing of the Water Services Director’s decision.

D. The applicant may appeal the decision of the Director within 30 calendar days of the decision to the City Manager.

E. The City Manager must act upon the appeal of the Director’s decision within 30 days of the filing of the appeal with the City’s Manager’s office. The applicant will be notified in writing of the decision of the City Manager.

F. The decision of the City Manager on the appeal is final.

G. Building permits or water meter connections, as appropriate, may be issued during the pendency of an appeal if the applicant pays the fee, as determined by the Director, at the time the appeal is filed. Upon final disposition of an appeal, the fee will be adjusted in accordance with the decision rendered and a refund with accrued interest paid, if applicable. (Ord. No. G-5985, 2015)