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(A) Cause of suspension. The City Council may suspend a license for a period not to exceed 30 days if it determines that a licensee or an employee of a licensee has:
(1) Violated or is not in compliance with any provisions of this chapter.
(2) Engaged in the use or sale of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances while on the adult oriented business premises other than at an adult hotel or motel.
(3) Refused to allow an inspection of the adult oriented business premises as authorized by this chapter.
(4) Knowingly permitted gambling by any person on the adult oriented business premises.
(5) Demonstrated inability to operate or manage an adult oriented business in a peaceful and law-abiding manner, thus necessitating action by law enforcement officers.
(B) Notice. A suspension by the City Council shall be proceeded by written notice to the licensee and a hearing. The notice shall give at least ten days notice of the time and place of the hearing and shall state the nature of the charges against the licensee. The notice may be served upon the licensee personally, or by leaving the same at the licensed business premises with the person in charge thereof.
(C) Appeal. If the City Council suspends a license, the licensee may commence an action in state or federal court within 15 days after notification by the city of the suspension for purposes of determining whether the City Council acted properly. The licensee may continue doing business until the conclusion of the action.
(Ord. 828, passed 2-10-97)