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7.02.210 Administrative Authority.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 187339, effective October 16, 2015.)

A.  The Director may implement procedures, forms, and written policies for administering the provisions of the Business License Law.  

B.  The Director may adopt rules relating to matters within the scope of this Chapter to administer compliance with Business License Law.  

C.  Before adopting a new rule, the Director must hold a public hearing.  Prior to the hearing, the Director will publish a notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the City.  The notice must be published not less than ten nor more than thirty days before the hearing, and it must include the place, time and purpose of the public hearing, a brief description of the subjects covered by the proposed rule, and the location where copies of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained.  

D.  At the public hearing, the Director or designee will receive oral and written testimony concerning the proposed rule.  The Director will either adopt the proposed rule, modify it or reject it, taking into consideration the testimony received during the public hearing.  If a substantial modification is made, additional public review will be conducted, but no additional public notice is required if an announcement is made at the hearing of a future hearing for a date, time and place certain at which the modification will be discussed.  Unless otherwise stated, all rules are effective upon adoption by the Director.  All rules adopted by the Director will be filed in the Division’s office.  Copies of all current rules will be made available to the public upon request.  

E.  Notwithstanding Subsections C. and D. of this Section, the Director may adopt an interim rule without prior public notice upon a finding that failure to act promptly will result in serious prejudice to the public interest or the interest of the affected parties, stating the specific reasons for such prejudice.  Any interim rule adopted pursuant to this paragraph is effective for a period of not longer than 180 days.