(Added by Ord. No. 185,343, Eff. 12/19/17.)
(a) Every License, including Temporary Approvals, shall be renewed annually. If a License is not timely renewed, it shall expire after 11:59 p.m. on December 31 for the year issued. Applicants shall pay the applicable renewal fee pursuant to Section 104.19(b). To renew a License, a License renewal application and applicable renewal fee shall be paid by the Licensee no earlier than 120 calendar days before the expiration of the License, and no later than 60 calendar days before the expiration of the License. Failure to receive a notice for License renewal from DCR does not relieve a Licensee of the obligation to renew a License. In the event the License is not renewed prior to the expiration date, the Licensee shall cease all Commercial Cannabis Activity until such time that the Licensee is issued a new License from DCR and a license from the State of California. (Amended by Ord. No. 186,703, Eff. 7/10/20.)
(b) At the time a License renewal application is submitted to DCR, a Licensee must include updated annual licensing documents required by Rule and Regulation No. 3. As part of the License renewal process, DCR may require modification to the Licensee's security plan. Except for Tier 3 Licensees, Licensees subject to Section 104.20 shall also submit Equity Share documents in compliance with Section 104.20(a)(2). (Amended by Ord. No. 186,703, Eff. 7/10/20.)
(c) To renew a license, a Licensee shall be in good standing with the requirements in this article and shall not be delinquent on any City tax or fee. For purposes of this subsection only, a Licensee who has entered into a payment plan with the City's Office of Finance pursuant to LAMC Section 21.18 to pay all outstanding City-owed business taxes shall not be deemed delinquent on any City tax. (Amended by Ord. No. 186,703, Eff. 7/10/20.)
(d) Any Licensee who has ceased a Commercial Cannabis Activity at a Business Premises for a continuous period of 180 days shall not be authorized to renew its license unless authorized by DCR in accordance with the Rules and Regulations. (Amended by Ord. No. 186,703, Eff. 7/10/20.)
(e) DCR may cancel any License upon the request of the Licensee.
(f) The Licensee may file an administrative appeal of the decision to deny License renewal pursuant to Section 104.14 within 15 days of the date of DCR mailing the denial letter. Failure to file an administrative appeal shall constitute a failure to exhaust administrative remedies. (Added by Ord. No. 186,703, Eff. 7/10/20.)