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(A) Upon receipt of an application for a solicitor’s, auctioneer’s or temporary business license, the City Clerk and the Chief of Police may cause such investigation of such person’s or persons’ business responsibility or moral character to be made as they deem necessary for the protection of the public good. If, as a result of such investigation, the applicant’s character and business responsibility are found to be unsatisfactory, the application shall be denied. If, as a result of the investigation, the character and business reputation appear to be satisfactory, the City Clerk shall proceed to issue a license.
(B) The City Clerk shall keep a full record in his or her office of all licenses issued and shall submit a copy of such record to the Chief of Police. Within three working days of receipt of an application, the City Clerk shall either issue to the applicant the requested license or issue a written notice of denial and the reason therefor. The person whose license has been denied shall have the right to appeal to the City Council within seven days of such denial.
(Prior Code, § 7.57)