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(A) If a professional fund raiser has made application for a license under this article and the Mayor has denied the license pursuant to § 13-10-4, the applicant may appeal the decision by filing with the Mayor a written request for hearing setting forth reasons for the appeal. The hearing request must be received within ten working days of the notification of denial of the license.
(B) In the event that a professional fund raiser or one of his agents or employees with his knowledge or consent has failed to comply with any of the provisions of this article or other law, the Mayor may after opportunity for hearing, revoke or suspend the license. Notice shall be by personal service or certified mail to the president or legal designee thereof of the professional fund raiser at the address designated in the application. Such notice shall contain stated reasons for the revocation or suspension, an effective date not less than ten working days from the date the notice was personally served or received, and notify the professional fund raiser that he may appeal the decision by filing with the Mayor a written request or hearing which must be received by the Mayor on or before the effective date of the revocation or suspension, and must set forth reasons for objecting to the order. The hearing request must be received on or before the effective date of the order. A timely request for a hearing will suspend the effective date of the order.
(C) Any hearing held pursuant to divisions (A) and (B) above shall be held within 15 days of the request therefor, and be conducted by the City Hearing Officer. At the hearing, the representative of the professional fund raiser and any other interested persons, shall have the right to present evidence as to the facts relevant to decision on the appeal within ten working days of the hearing, and shall make written findings of fact in support of such decision.
(D) A nonrefundable hearing fee of $50.00 shall accompany each request for hearing by the City Hearing Officer filed pursuant to this Section.
('74 Code, § 10-9-9) (Ord. 110-1983; Am. Ord. 38-2002)