Sec. 13-117. Permit approval, authority and appeals.


The city clerk shall have the authority to approve or deny any application for a permit to be issued under this article. Any application for a permit which is denied may be appealed to the city council. The city council shall affirm or revoke the denial, or issue the permit on the basis of the evidence presented at the hearing.  All appeals must be made by submitting a formal request of an appeal to the city clerk, together with a nonrefundable processing fee as set forth in Section 2-5 of this Code.


A permit shall not be issued to any applicant where any of the following has been determined during the initial investigation and review of the application:


(1) If the applicant has been convicted of a crime, the nature of which indicates a lack of honesty and reliability which would lead one to believe that future violations of the law could occur. An example of such crimes would be theft, burglary, robbery, fraud, deceit or any other crime of violence.


(2) Any previous history relating to the manner in which the applicant made door-to-door sales which resulted in a violation of the law.


(3) Providing false information on the application form.


(4) A failure to comply with any condition, standard or requirement of this article or any city, county or state regulation.


Source:  Ord. No. 3331, 7, 7-16-85; Ord. No. 5135, 9, 9-7-10; Ord. No. 5189, 1, 11-21-11