Arizona Revised Statutes § 48-704 Hearing On Objections

48-704. Hearing on objections

A. Any person claiming an interest in real property which the resolution discloses is situated in the district may file a written objection with the clerk before 5:00 p.m. on the business day preceding the date and time set for the hearing. The objection may raise one or more of the following:

1. That the objector's property would not be benefited from the improvements set forth in the general plan and that the property should be excluded from the district.

2. That the district should not be formed, stating the specific reasons.

3. That the general plan should be modified, stating the reasons for modification.

B. At the hearing, including any adjournments or continuances, the governing body shall hear and pass only on the written objections and the testimony and evidence presented in support of or opposition to the objections. The hearing shall be either transcribed by a court reporter or recorded by a tape recorder. The court reporter's transcript or a transcription of the tape recording certified to be true and correct by the clerk shall be filed in the official records of the governing body.

C. In furtherance of the hearing, the clerk, on written request or praecipe being presented, shall issue subpoenas or subpoenas duces tecum to compel the attendance and testimony of any person or the submission of any documents at the hearing. Compliance with the subpoena shall be enforced as if the subpoena were issued by a clerk of the superior court.

D. Testimony at the hearing need not be under oath, unless requested by any owner or required by the governing board. Requests by owners that the testimony be under oath must be made in writing and be filed with, or served on, the clerk before the hearing begins or the request is deemed waived.

E. The minutes or a copy of a written transcript or a tape recording of the proceedings of a hearing conducted pursuant to this section shall be open to public inspection three working days after the conclusion of a hearing. Any person may request to examine or be furnished copies, printouts, photographs, transcripts or recordings of a hearing during regular office hours of the governing body. The custodian of the records shall furnish the copies, printouts, photographs, transcripts or recordings and may charge a reasonable fee which does not exceed the actual cost of reproducing the item requested.

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