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(A) An application for renewal of a commercial cannabis business permit shall be filed at least 60 calendar days prior to the expiration date of the current permit.
(B) The renewal application shall contain all the information required for new applications.
(C) The applicant shall pay a fee in an amount to be set by the city council to cover the costs of processing the renewal permit application, together with any costs incurred by the city to administer the program created under this article.
(D) An application for renewal of a commercial cannabis business permit may be rejected if any of the following exists:
(1) The application is filed less than 60 days before its expiration.
(2) The commercial cannabis business permit is suspended or revoked at the time of the application.
(3) The commercial cannabis business has not been in regular and continuous operation in the four months prior to the renewal application.
(4) The commercial cannabis business has failed to conform to the requirements of this article, or of any regulations adopted pursuant to this article.
(5) The permittee fails or is unable to renew its State of California license.
(6) If the city or State has determined, based on substantial evidence, that the permittee or applicant is in violation of the requirements of this article, of the city ordinance, or of the State rules and regulations, and the city or State has determined that the violation is grounds for termination or revocation of the commercial cannabis business permit.
(E) The city manager or his or her designee(s) is authorized to make all decisions concerning the issuance of a renewal permit. In making the decision, the city manager or his or her designee(s) is authorized to impose additional conditions to a renewal permit, if it is determined to be necessary to ensure compliance with State or local laws and regulations or to preserve the public health, safety or welfare. Appeals from the decision of the city manager or his or her designee(s) shall be handled pursuant to sections 11-464 to 11-465.
(F) If a renewal application is rejected, a person may file a new application pursuant to this article no sooner than one year from the date of the rejection.
(Ord. No. 2960, 2994)