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14A.70.080 Revocation, Suspension of Social Games Permit.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 186746, effective August 6, 2014.)

A.  The permit required under this Chapter may be temporarily suspended for up to 30 days or revoked by the Revenue Division for any reason that would be grounds for denial of an application for a permit.  Additionally, such permit may be suspended or revoked when investigation reveals that:

1.  Any violation of the provisions of this Chapter or any violation of federal or State law or City ordinance relating to minors, theft, fraud, gambling, obscenity, controlled substances, prostitution, or alcoholic beverages has occurred on or in such premises, or that any such violation was connected in time and manner with the operation of such premises and occurred within the proximity of same; or

2.  Conducting of social games in such location as authorized by the permit causes disorderly or violent acts, litter, noise, vandalism, vehicular or pedestrian traffic congestion, or other similar problems in the area around the permitted premises.

B.  Suspension or revocation shall become effective 5 days after the Revenue Division makes reasonable attempts to notify the permittee in writing of the grounds for revocation or suspension. If the permittee gives notice of appeal to the Revenue Division prior to the effective date of the revocation or suspension, suspension or revocation shall not become effective until the appeal is finally determined.  If the permittee cannot be found after a reasonable effort to locate him or her has been made, then such notice may be sent by certified mail to the permit address, or posted at the same, and shall be deemed acceptable alternative means of service in lieu of personal service.

C.  On a case by case basis, depending upon the severity of the violation and the likelihood of continued unlawful activity on such premises, in lieu of suspending or revoking a permit or to reduce the penalty period involved, with the concurrence of the permittee and the Chief of Police, the Director may order a fine of up to $500 per violation of this Code to be paid to the City's General Fund. Failure to pay the fine within 30 days shall be grounds for revocation or suspension of the social games permit.