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(a) The License Officer is hereby authorized to suspend or revoke a license issued under this chapter for failure of a licensee to comply with or to maintain compliance with anyprovision of this chapter or for a licensee's violation of any such provision. The power of the License Officer to suspend any license shall be limited to a maximum suspension period of three days and shall be effective only after the License Officer has confronted the licensee and afforded the licensee an opportunity to refute or explain an alleged violation of a provision of this chapter.
(b) The License Officer is hereby authorized to petition the governing body of the Municipality to suspend or revoke any license for failure of the licensee to comply with or to maintain compliance with any provision of this chapter or for a licensee's violation of any such provision. Within five days, exclusive of Saturdays and Sundays, the governing body shall notify the licensee of the License Officer's petition. Such notice shall contain an itemization of the section of this chapter alleged to have been violated, along with a sufficient summary of the alleged violation to put the licensee on notice of the allegations made. The notice shall be personally delivered to the licensee or shall be sent to the licensee by either certified or registered mail, at the licensee's last known address. The notice to the licensee shall, in addition to the requirements set forth above, contain a hearing date, which date shall be not less than five days nor more than thirty days from the date of the notice, and shall further advise the licensee of his or her right to be represented by counsel.
(c) All decisions of the majority of the governing body, and all suspensions, up to the maximum of three days, imposed by the License Officer, shall be considered adjudications under the local agency law.
(d) The authority of the License Officer to suspend or revoke licenses under this section is in addition to the penalty provided in Section 820.99.
(Ord. 17-82. Passed 8-25-82.)