§ 120.21  LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS; NOTICE; EXCEPTION.
   Upon the filing of an application for a retail tobacco product license, the County Executive shall review the applicant’s credentials and requirements to determine if the license shall be granted.  The criteria for the license are the following:
   (A)   The past performance of the applicant, or if a partnership, that of each of the partners; or if a corporation, that of the officers, directors and majority stockholder and manager, as a licensee;
   (B)   The character and reputation of the applicant; or if a partnership, that of each of the partners; or if a corporation, that of the officers, directors, and a majority stockholder and manager, as a licensee;
   (C)   The general design and layout of the proposed premises;
   (D)   The compliance of the premises with all ordinances of the county and specifically health, building, zoning, property, maintenance, housing and fire safety ordinances;
   (E)   Any moneys owed to the county by the applicant which have remained unpaid for a period of more than 45 days, whether for bills, taxes, license or otherwise;
   (F) The zoning, general character of the surrounding neighborhood and the projected impact of the premises upon the surrounding neighborhood and the county as a whole.  A recommendation may be solicited from the County Land Use Department at the County Executive’s option; and
   (G)   The law enforcement problems, if any, which would be created by the opening of the premises.  A recommendation may be solicited from the County Sheriff’s Department at the County Executive’s option. 
(1980 Code, § 120.13)  (Ord.  09-181, adopted 6-18-2009)