(a)   Annual licenses; deadline for renewal applications. All licenses issued under this Division Q shall be effective for only one year commencing with the date of approval by the or City Council. An application for the renewal of an existing license shall be submitted to the at least 30 calendar days prior to the expiration date of the license.
   (b)   Verification, investigation and consideration of renewal application. Within 20 calendar days of receipt by the of a fully completed renewal application, the shall verify any and all of the information requested of the applicant in the renewal application, including the ordering of criminal background checks, and shall conduct any necessary investigation to assure compliance with this Division Q. No later than ten calendar days after the completion of the renewal application verification and investigation by the , as prescribed herein, the shall issue a renewal license unless one or more of the following conditions exist:
      (1)   The applicant is a at the time the application is submitted;
      (2)   The applicant failed to supply all of the information requested on the renewal application;
      (3)   The applicant gave false, fraudulent or untruthful information on the renewal application;
      (4)   The was found in the immediately preceding license year to have violated the license restrictions prescribed in this Division Q;
      (5)   The does not meet the zoning requirements prescribed in Chapter 19 or 21 of this code;
      (6)   The premises licensed as a is currently licensed by the as a tanning facility, tattoo establishment, pawnshop, therapeutic massage enterprise or an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic beverages;
      (7)   The applicant has had a conviction of any crime listed in this Division Q; or
      (8)   The applicant has had a sexually-oriented license revoked within a one-year period immediately preceding the date the application was submitted.
   (c)   Notice of denial. If the denies a renewal application, the shall notify the applicant in accordance with this Division Q and the notice shall, in addition, state the grounds for the denial.
   (d)   Appeal to City Council or court of law. After the denial of a renewal application by the , the applicant may appeal the determination to the City Council in accordance with § 14.340 of this Division Q or by immediately challenging the determination in a court of law. If the denies renewal of a license under this Division Q, the applicant shall not be issued a license under this Division Q for one year from the date of the denial. If, subsequent to the denial, the finds that the basis for the denial of the renewal license has been corrected or abated, the applicant may be granted a license if at least 90 days have elapsed since the date the denial became final.
(1958 Code, § 142.34)  (Ord. 69-100, passed 12-22-1969; Ord. 74-110, passed 11-18-1974, renumbered to § 142.32; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; amended by Ord. 2010-1, passed 1-4-2010)