(A)   The Mayor is empowered and authorized to suspend or revoke any taxicab business license upon recommendation of the Director of Public Safety or his designee Any license suspended or revoked shall be surrendered to the Director of Public Safety or his designee. The reasons for suspension or revocation may include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
      (1)   Violating any city ordinance, state law or regulation, or federal law or regulation, including any rules or regulations of the Federal Communications Commission;
      (2)   The licensee has knowingly furnished false or misleading information or withheld relevant information on any application for any license required by this chapter, or knowingly caused or suffered another to furnish or withhold such information on his behalf;
      (3)   Any taxicab owned or operated by a licensee found to be in an unsafe condition such that it would not pass an inspection pursuant to this chapter;
      (4)   Any taxicab owned or operated by the licensee is found to be driven by an unlicensed taxicab driver or the driver is found to be in violation of the code of ordinances of the city or any state law;
      (5)   Any taxicab owned or operated by the licensee is involved in more than three violations of the code of ordinances of the city or state law within any six month period.
   (B)   No license issued under this chapter shall be suspended or revoked except after a hearing held by the Mayor. The licensee shall be given a three-day written notice of such hearing affording the licensee an opportunity to appear and defend. The Mayor shall maintain an accurate record of the proceedings.
   (C)   After a hearing conducted pursuant to this chapter, the Mayor shall make a final determination concerning the license at issue. Upon making such determination, the mayor shall prepare a written order stating the reason or reasons for the determination and the period of suspension or that the license has been revoked. The Mayor shall send a copy of the written order to the licensee by certified mail, return receipt requested.
(Ord. 8242, passed 4-2-02; amend. Ord. 8373, passed 6-1-04)