(a) Suspension. The City Council may suspend a license issued pursuant to this Division Q for a violation of:
(1) Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in a license application or a renewal application;
(2) Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement made in the course of carrying on the licensed occupation or business;
(3) Any violation of this Division Q or state law;
(4) A licensee’s criminal conviction that is directly related to the occupation or business licensed as defined by M.S. § 364.03, subd. 2, as it may be amended from time to time, provided that the licensee cannot show competent evidence of sufficient rehabilitation and present fitness to perform the duties of the licensed occupation or business as defined by M.S. § 364.03, subd. 3, as it may be amended from time to time; or
(5) Conducting the licensed business or occupation in an unlawful manner or in such a manner as to constitute a breach of the peace or to constitute a menace to the health, safety or general welfare of the community.
(b) Revocation. The City Council may revoke a license if the City Council determines that:
(1) The licensee’s license was suspended in the preceding 14 months and an additional cause for suspension as detailed in subsection (a) above is found by the City Council to have occurred within the 14-month period;
(2) The licensee gave false or misleading information in the material submitted to the during the application process;
(3) A licensee or an employee or independent contractor of the licensee has knowingly allowed possession, use or sale of controlled substances on the premises;
(4) A licensee or an employee or independent contractor has knowingly allowed prostitution on the premises;
(5) A licensee violated any of the provisions of M.S. §§ 617.241 through 617.299, as they may be amended from time to time, relating to the illegal distribution, possession or sale of obscene materials;
(6) A licensee or an employee knowingly operated the during a period of time when the licensee’s license was suspended;
(8) On two or more occasions within a 12-month period, a or committed an offense occurring in or on the licensed premises of a crime listed in § 14.342(5) of this code for which a conviction has been obtained, and the or were employees or independent contractors of the licensee at the time the offenses were committed;
(9) A licensee or an employee or independent contractor of the licensee has knowingly allowed to occur in or on the licensed premises; or
(10) A licensee is delinquent in payment to the , county, state or federal governments for hotel occupancy taxes, ad valorem taxes, sales taxes or other financial obligations.
(c) Notice and hearing. A revocation or suspension shall be preceded by written notice to the licensee and a public hearing. The notice shall give at least eight days’ notice of the time and place of the public hearing and shall state the nature of the charges against the licensee. The notice shall be mailed to the licensee by regular mail at the most recent address listed on the application.
(1958 Code, § 142.35) (Ord. 69-100, passed 12-22-1969; Ord. 74-110, passed 11-18-1974, renumbered to § 142.33; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 2008-15, passed 5-5-2008)