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(1) The presiding officer shall:

(a) Regulate the course and decorum of the hearing.

(b) Dispose of procedural requests or similar matters.

(c) Impose reasonable limitations on the number of witnesses to be heard and set reasonable time limits for oral presentation, questioning of witnesses, and rebuttal testimony.

(d) Take other action authorized by the body for conduct appropriate for the hearing.

(2) Any ruling by the presiding officer may be put to a vote by the body upon a motion duly made, seconded and discussed. The decision on the motion shall be final for the purpose of the proceeding.

(Section 9.7070 added by Ordinance No. 20286, enacted March 10, 2003, effective April 9, 2003; and administratively corrected April 18, 2003.)