SEC. 11-237.  BUSINESS TAX CERTIFICATE REQUIRED; DENIAL, REVOCATION, RESTRICTION, OR SUSPENSION OF BUSINESS TAX CERTIFICATE.
   (A)   The owner and/or operator of any massage business or establishment described in Cal. Business and Professions Code, Section 4612, subdivision (b), paragraph (1) and the permittee of any massage business or establishment shall obtain a city business tax certificate pursuant to Article I of Chapter 11 of this code.
   (B)   Any massage technician who provides massage therapy at a location away from a massage business or establishment shall obtain a city business tax certificate pursuant to Article I of Chapter 11 of this code when such massage therapy is not provided at the direction of and on behalf of a massage business or establishment that has been issued a business tax certificate as set forth is subdivision (A) above.
   (C)   Notwithstanding any provision set forth in Article I of Chapter 11 of this code, the city may:
      (1)   In the application for a business tax certificate or for the renewal of a business tax certificate, require the massage business or establishment or any permittee to provide relevant information of the activities of the business or establishment regulated by this article;
      (2)   Make reasonable investigations into the information so provided;
      (3)   Charge a business tax certificate fee sufficient to cover the costs of the business tax activities regulated by this article; and
      (4)   Deny, revoke, restrict, or suspend a business tax certificate  for any of the following causes:
         (a)   An employee, agent, independent contractor, or other representative of the business or establishment or of the permittee has committed a violation of this article;
         (b)   An employee, agent, independent contractor, or other representative of the business or establishment has committed a violation of Cal. Business and Professions Code, Chapter 10.5, Division 2 (commencing with Section 4600); or
         (c)   The business or establishment or the permittee has provided materially false information in the application for a business tax certificate.
(Ord. No. 2811, 2838)