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(a) Any person whose application for a license under this Article has been denied, or whose license has been revoked pursuant to the provisions of this Article, shall have the right to a hearing before the Chief of Police or his or her designee prior to final denial or prior to revocation.
(b) The Chief of Police shall give the applicant or licensee written notice of the intent to deny the application or to revoke the license. The notice shall set forth the ground or grounds for the Chief of Police's intent to deny the application or to revoke the license, and shall inform the applicant or licensee that he or she has 10 days from the date of mailing of the notice to file a written request for a hearing. The application may be denied or the license revoked if a written hearing request is not received within the 10-day period.
(c) If the applicant or licensee files a timely hearing request, the Chief of Police shall set a time and place for the hearing. All parties involved shall have the right to (1) offer testimonial, documentary and tangible evidence bearing on the issues; (2) be represented by counsel; and (3) confront and cross examine any witnesses against them. If the hearing is before a designee of the Chief of Police, the designee shall make a written recommendation following the hearing regarding whether an application should be denied or a license revoked. The decision of the Chief of Police whether to deny the application or revoke the license shall be appealable to the Board of Appeals, at which proceeding the Chief shall have the burden of proof to justify his decision.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)