Sec. 13-6-15. Permit revocation or suspension.

(a) Grounds for Revocation or Suspension. Any permit issued pursuant to this article may be revoked or suspended by the chief of police upon a finding that any of the following grounds exists:
(1) A violation of any of the provisions of this article; or
(2) The conviction of any offense described in Section 13-6-6.
(b) Procedure.
(1) Any city department of jurisdiction, including but not limited to the community development department, the building inspection department, the planning department or any fire protection district of jurisdiction, may notify the chief of police that grounds exist for the revocation of a massage establishment or a massage technician permit.
(2) The chief of police shall then give the permit holder written notice of the grounds for revocation or suspension. The notice also shall specify a time and place of hearing, and shall be given at least ten calendar days before the time of the hearing. At such hearing, the permit holder shall show cause why his/her permit should not be revoked or suspended.
(3) The permit holder may appeal the decision of the chief of police to the city council. If the permit holder does not appeal, the decision of the chief of police is final and conclusive on expiration of the time fixed for appeal.
(4) Appeal from a decision to revoke a permit issued pursuant to this article shall be made within ten calendar days after written or oral notice of the decision of the chief of police.
(5) If the permit holder requests a hearing within the time set forth in subdivision 4 of this subsection, the clerk shall set the matter for a hearing. The permit holder shall be given written notice of the time, date and place of such hearing by the clerk at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing. Such notice either shall be personally delivered to the permit holder or shall be sent by registered or certified mail.
(6) If notice is by registered or certified mail, it shall be deemed delivered on the day following the deposit of the notice in the United States Postal Service.
(7) If a hearing has been requested, the council shall receive evidence on the charges contained in the notice to the permit holder. Upon the conclusion of the presentation of the evidence on the charges, the permit holder may present evidence to refute the charges.
(8) Upon the conclusion of the presentation of evidence and any closing statements, the council may take any of the following actions, which shall be final:
(A) If the council finds that there has been a violation of any of the provisions of this article or finds that the permit holder has been convicted of any offense described in Section 13-6-6, the council may:
(i) Order the revocation of the permit;
(ii) Order the suspension of the permit for such time as the council deems proper; or
(iii) Order the suspension of the permit for such time as the council deems proper, with reinstatement of the permit subject to such conditions as may be ordered by the council.
(B) If the council finds that the evidence does not support any of the charges, the council shall order that the charges be dismissed. (Ord. No. 1269, § 3 (part).)