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In the event that any person, firm or corporation holding a permit to merchandise by public outcry under provisions of Sections 1200 to 1214, inclusive, of this Article, shall violate or cause or permit to be violated any of the provisions of Sections 1200 to 1214, inclusive, of this Article, or shall conduct or carry on his business in an unlawful manner, or cause or permit fraudulent practices or abuses or fail to comply with the provisions of Section 1205 of this Article, or shall fail to pay within 30 days after the same has become final, any judgment against said permittee arising out of the misrepresentation of any sale covered by the provisions of Section 1200, or out of any fraud committed in connection with any such sale, or shall be guilty of any other conduct, whether of the same or different character hereinabove specified, which constitutes fraud or dishonest dealing or the commission of fraudulent or dishonest practices, or conduct his business in a manner detrimental to the safety and general welfare of the people of the City and County of San Francisco, it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police, in addition to the other penalties provided herein, to suspend or revoke the permit issued for merchandising by public outcry granted any such permittee.
In the event any permit issued to any person, firm or corporation shall be revoked by the Chief of Police, no permit shall be granted to such person, firm or corporation to conduct or carry on such business of merchandising by public outcry within two years from the date of such revocation.
No permit shall be suspended or revoked until a hearing have been held by the Chief of Police relating to such suspension or revocation. Notice of such hearing shall be given to such permittee and served at least five days prior to the date of the hearing thereon. Said notice shall state the ground of a complaint in a form sufficient to give notice thereof and the time and place of hearing. Said notice shall be served upon the holder of such permit by delivering the same to such permittee, the manager or agent thereof, or to any person in charge of, or employed in the place of business of such permittee; or, if such permittee has no such place of business, then at the place of residence of such permittee, if known, or by leaving such notice at either the place of business or the residence of such permittee. In the event the permittee cannot be found and the service of such notice cannot be made in the manner provided herein then a copy of such notice shall be mailed, postage fully prepaid, addressed to such permittee at the place of business or residence set forth in such permit or the application therefor, at least five days prior to the date of such hearing.
(Added by Ord. 8828, Series of 1939, App. 10/28/54)