(a)   Execution. If the application is that of an individual, the application must be signed and sworn to by that person; if of a corporation, by an officer thereof; if of a partnership, by one of the general partners; if of an unincorporated association, by the manager or managing officer of the motel or hotel.
   (b)   Verification. Applications for licenses under this Article V must be submitted to the issuing authority. The issuing authority is empowered to conduct any and all investigations to verify the information on the application, including ordering a computerized criminal history inquiry or a driver’s license history inquiry or both, on the applicant.
   (c)   Consideration. Within a reasonable period after the completion of the license verification process by the issuing authority, the issuing authority shall accept or deny the license application in accordance with this Article V. If the application is denied, the issuing authority will notify the applicant of the determination in writing. The notice will be mailed by regular mail to the applicant at the address provided in the application and it will inform the applicant of the applicant’s right, within 20 days after receipt of the notice by the applicant, to request an appeal of the issuing authority’s determination to the City Council. If an appeal to the City Council is timely received by the issuing authority, the hearing before the City Council shall take place within a reasonable period after receipt of the appeal by the issuing authority.
(Added by Ord. 87, passed 8-20-1956; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; deleted and added by Ord. 2001-49, passed 11-19-2001; deleted and added by Ord. 2007-9, passed 2-26-2007; Ord. 2008-15, passed 5-5-2008; Ord. 2019-14, passed 2-4-2019)