The person appealing the citation, or his/her attorney, will appear before a Hearing Officer. The Hearing officer will consider all of the testimony, witness statements, and evidence submitted at the hearing before rendering a decision. The Hearing Officer must issue a written decision within five business days after the hearing unless otherwise extended by the city, to uphold the order and deny the appeal, or modify the order. The hearing officer must identify and describe the reasons for that decision. The hearing officer will use preponderance of evidence as the standard of evidence in deciding issues. The decision of the hearing officer will be final. So if the Hearing Officer determines no violation existed, the person charged will not be responsible for the fine based on the circumstances. If the Hearing Officer upholds the findings then the person charged is required to pay the fine as designated by the Hearing Officer and correct the violation.