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(A) Notwithstanding the specific provisions applicable to particular licenses or permits in this title, the Board of Commissioners may revoke any license or permit issued under this title after it has been issued, when any one or more of the following grounds are found to exist:
(1) Illegal issuance of the permit or license;
(2) Issuance of the permit or license without authority or power;
(3) Issuance under an unauthorized ordinance or under an ordinance illegally adopted;
(4) Issuance in violation of an ordinance;
(5) When the business license or permit was procured by fraud or false representation of facts;
(6) When issued through mistake or inadvertence; and/or
(7) When the license or permit application contains false or misleading statements, evasions or suppression of material facts.
(B) Other grounds for revocation in addition to those stated in division (A) of this section are as follows:
(1) Substantial violations of the terms and conditions on which a license or permit is issued;
(2) Violation of ordinances or laws authorizing or regulating the license or permit or regulating the business activity or purpose for which the license or permit is issued;
(3) Infractions or offenses under such an ordinance or law;
(4) Wrongful behavior of a substantial character and of a public concern in relation to the licensed activity; and
(5) When reasonably necessary in the interests of protection of the public health, safety, peace or welfare.
(C) Before any such license or permit shall be canceled or revoked, the holder of such license or permit shall be given two weeks’ notice of a hearing to be held by the Board of Commissioners at which time the holder of such license or permit must show cause why such license or permit should not be revoked. The notice to be given to the holder of such license or permit must state the grounds and the reasons for the forfeiture, cancellation and/or revocation, and must also sate the date on which the hearing is set. Provided, however, the City Administrator may immediately revoke the license or permit of any business or activity for any of the grounds set forth in division (A) of this section, when any such license or permit has been issued for a period of less than 72 hours, and any such determination by the City Administrator shall be deemed conclusive unless the holder of the license or permit appeals to the Board of Commissioners within five calendar days of the notice of revocation. Pending any such appeal to the Board of Commissioners, the license or permit shall remain revoked.
(Ord. 5, passed 9-7-2007)