Sec. 13-361. Registration suspension.


(a)    The city clerk, in coordination with the chief of police, may suspend a registration for a period not to exceed 30 calendar days if he or she determines that a registrant or an employee of a registrant:


(1)        Violated or is not in compliance with any section of this article.


(2)        Engaged in or permitted or did not control excessive use (exceeding a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.8) of alcoholic beverages on the sexually oriented business premises.


(3)        Refused to allow an inspection of the sexually oriented business premises as authorized by this article.


(4)        Knowingly permitted unauthorized gambling by any person on the sexually oriented business premises.


(b)    Appeal of the decision of the city clerk as to the existence of or non-compliance with the above matters shall be made to the city council. The hearing will be informal and the rules of evidence shall not apply. The hearing will occur within 30 calendar days from the filing of the appeal upon written notice mailed at least ten calendar days prior to the hearing. Such mailing shall be effectuated to the business address and applicant residence address as it appears on the application, and which the registrant shall amend if such residence changes.


Source:  Ord. No. 5727, 1, 4-19-21;