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(A) (1) If the Enforcement Officer determines that facts exist for denial, suspension, or revocation of a license under this chapter, the Enforcement Officer shall notify the applicant or licensee (respondent) in writing of the intent to deny, suspend, or revoke the license, including the grounds therefor, by personal delivery, or by certified mail. The notification shall be directed to the most current business address on file with the Enforcement Officer. Within five working days of receipt of such notice, the respondent may provide to the City Administrator, in writing, a response that shall include a statement of reasons why the license or permit should not be denied, suspended, or revoked. Within three days of the receipt of respondent's written response, the City Administrator shall notify respondent in writing of the hearing date on respondent's denial, suspension, or revocation proceeding.
(2) Within ten working days of the receipt of respondent's written response, the City Administrator shall conduct a hearing at which respondent shall have the opportunity to be represented by counsel and present evidence and witnesses on his or her behalf. If a response is not received by the City Administrator in the time stated or, if after the hearing, the City Administrator finds that grounds as specified in this chapter exist for denial, suspension, or revocation shall become final five days after the City Administrator sends, by certified mail, written notice that the license has been denied, suspended, or revoked. Such notice shall include a statement advising the applicant or licensee of the right to appeal such decision to a court of competent jurisdiction.
(3) If the City Administrator finds that no grounds exist for denial, suspension, or revocation of a license, then within five days after the hearing, the City Administrator shall withdraw the intent to deny, suspend, or revoke the license, and shall so notify the respondent in writing by certified mail of such action and shall contemporaneously issue the license.
(B) When a decision to deny, suspend, or revoke a license becomes final, the applicant or licensee (aggrieved party) whose application for a license has been denied, or whose license has been suspended or revoked, shall have the right to appeal such action to a court of competent jurisdiction. Upon the filing of any court action to appeal, challenge, restrain, or otherwise enjoin the city's enforcement of the denial, suspension, or revocation, the city shall immediately issue the aggrieved party a provisional license. The provisional license shall allow the aggrieved party to continue operation of the sexually oriented business or to continue employment as a sexually oriented business employee, as the case may be, and will expire upon the court's entry of a judgment on the aggrieved party's action to appeal, challenge, restrain, or otherwise enjoin the city's enforcement.
('80 Code, § 16-51) (Ord. 2514, passed 2-20-91; Ord. O2003-05, passed 2-19-03)