This item asks the committee to discuss the business tax receipt criteria and proposed modifications sent by residents (attached) with City staff.
(1) Authorize a review of police calls for service history and code enforcement history for any business seeking a business tax receipt renewal, and require such review for certain specific types of such as dance halls, liquor stores, restaurants, convenience stores, and alcohol beverage establishments, in an effort to identify patterns in calls for police service and/or code enforcement that may point to possible public safety concerns associated with the business seeking license renewal.
(2) When such patterns stated in paragraph 1 are identified, require the City Manager to further vet the business seeking license renewal. Such vetting may include a review of business practices and a site visit during hours of operation but must at minimum include consultation with the Director of Code Enforcement and the Chief of Police prior to the renewal of the business license.
(3) Upon such further vetting stated in paragraph 2, allow the City Manager to: a. deny the issuance of business tax receipt or b. issue conditions that must be met for the renewal of the business license.