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(A) Upon the application and the fee required being filed with the City Controller, it is thereby the duty of the City Controller to present the application to the Board of Public Works and Safety for its approval or disapproval, as the case may be. The City Controller shall submit a copy of the application to the Chief of Police. The City Controller shall also make a record of the date the application and fee are received and the date the application and fee are presented to the Board of Public Works and Safety and the date of a copy is submitted to the Chief of Police.
(B) The Board of Public Works and Safety upon receipt of the application shall notify the applicant of a date, in writing, within a reasonable time upon which he or she is to appear before the Board together with all books and records, if any, of the public garage for which he or she seeks a license, and evidence of required insurance coverage, as provided in this chapter, for example, a valid insurance policy showing the necessary coverage. A copy of this notice shall be given to the Chief of Police.
(C) The Board of Public Works and Safety shall also make or cause to be made an inspection of the premises for which a license is applied for, and a written report shall be made of the inspection. The Chief of Police may conduct an investigation, as he or she deems appropriate, with regard to the application and may submit a written report of his or her findings, if any, or appear personally on the date the applicant is interviewed by the Board of Public Works and Safety. The Board of Public Works and Safety may request the aid and assistance of any department head in conducting an inspection of the premises.
(D) If it shall reasonably appear to the Board of Public Works and Safety, after review of the application, the inspection, the interview, and any information received from the Chief of Police, that the applicant or any person associated with him or her have been arrested 2 or more times within the past 3 years or have been convicted of any crime within the past 5 years, which would bear a reasonable relationship to create lack of public trust and confidence in carrying on or operating the businesses; or that any provision of this chapter shall or may be violated by the issuance of a license: or for any other valid and lawful reason, such as, but not limited to, health, fire, safety, building or zoning code violations, then the Board of Public Works and Safety shall refuse the application and return the fee.
(1) The Board of Public Works and Safety shall make its decision within 60 days of the date of filing of the application and fee. No application, however, shall be considered unless it conforms with the requirements of this chapter.
(2) An application which is incomplete or does not otherwise conform on its face will be returned to the applicant, together with the entire fee, by either the City Controller or Board of Public Works and Safety with a written explanation. The application shall be considered as not having been filed until the requirements of this chapter are met.
(E) No license shall be issued without the approval and signature of the Mayor, as provided by law.
(Prior Code, § 123.12) (Ord. 3803, passed 2-14-1972) Penalty, see § 10.99