A. The permit required under this Chapter may be
temporarily suspended for up to 30 days or revoked by the Bureau of Licenses 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
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 Bureau 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 Bureau 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.