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§ 9-2904. Filing Protests. 1152
(1) Protests may be filed against any application no later than twenty-one (21) days after an application is accepted as filed, except that if such protest period ends on a weekend day or on a holiday on which the City is closed for general business, the protest period shall be extended until the next business day on which the City is open.
(2) Protests shall be filed in the form provided by the Board setting forth the location of the Premises being protested, the name and authorized signature(s) of the person(s) filing the protest, and evidence that the person meets the requirements of subsection (3) of this Section. Protests may be filed in person with the Board Administrator, or may be filed by first class mail addressed to the Board Administration Unit, Room 1180 Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia, PA 19102, or such other location designated by the Board. Protests filed by mail must be received by the Board Administration Unit by 5:00 p.m. on the twenty-first (21st) day after the date the application was accepted as filed. Protests should also include information regarding the following, although failure to include any such information shall not automatically result in rejection of the protest:
(a) Character of the surrounding neighborhood;
(b) Identify and indicate the proximity of the houses of worship, schools, playgrounds, daycare centers, senior citizen centers, charitable institutions or other non-profit organizations in the surrounding neighborhood;
(c) Proximity of other establishments engaged in the take-out beer businesses;
(d) Any other factor that could show that the approval of the application would adversely affect the welfare, health, peace, and morals of the city or its residents.
(3) A protest may be made by one or more of the following:
(a) Any combination of ten (10) individuals or businesses who reside or which are located within 500 feet of the Premises;
(b) A house of worship, school, daycare center, senior citizen center, charitable institution or other non- profit organization, located within 500 feet of the Premises;
(c) An elected official of any level of government (including a member of Council) who represents a district that includes the Premises. An at-large member of Council shall be considered to represent all districts of the City for purposes of this subsection (c);
(d) The City and County of Philadelphia, acting through any of its agencies, departments, boards or commissions;
(e) The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, acting through any of its agencies, departments, boards or commissions; or
(f) A community or neighborhood group or other organization that includes any combination of ten (10) individuals or businesses who reside or which are located within 500 feet of the Premises.
(g) A community development corporation or nonprofit civic association whose mission is to promote the general welfare of a defined geographical area, which includes the subject premises of the applicant.
Amended, Bill No. 070367-A (approved June 15, 2007).