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(A) The City Director of Public Safety may take or require corrective action up to and including suspension or revocation of any license issued hereunder if he or she determines from the report of any city officer or city employee making an inspection, or any other reliable available information, that the licensee has violated this chapter or permitted a nuisance as set forth in § 120.09 to occur. Suspension or revocation shall be limited to specific units involved in violations of this chapter, unless it is reasonably determined by the city that the revocation of the license for other or all units is required to protect the public safety or to prevent continued violations.
(B) Any suspension or revocation of a license may be appealed directly to the to the Hearing Officer of the city for review and determination under such rules as provided for appeals to the Hearing Officer under the city Zoning Ordinance, except such appeals shall be filed within 15 days of the Director’s decision. Such suspension or revocation may be stayed by the Director pending the decision of the Hearing Officer unless the Director confirms specifically in writing that public safety may be threatened by such stay.
(C) Any owner whose residential rental license has been suspended may not collect rent for the rental housing or units for which the suspension or revocation has been issued for the period of time that such suspension or revocation is in effect under any lease, lease term, or other rental agreement entered into after the effective date of this ordinance. It shall be a violation for any tenant to occupy a rental unit where the crime-free rental housing license has been suspended or revoked.
(D) In addition to any penalties or remedies set forth in this chapter, the city may deny any occupancy permit or other site permit for rental housing for which the owner is in violation of this chapter.
(1999 Code, § 120.10) (Ord. 3657, passed 3-1- 2010; Ord. 3797, passed 5-6-2013; Ord. 3909, passed 11-16-2015; Ord. 4037, passed 5-7-2018) Penalty, see § 120.99