Applications for said permit shall be made in writing to the Entertainment Commission and shall be made in such form and shall contain such information as the Entertainment Commission shall require. Every applicant for a permit may be required to furnish such evidence of criminal history and permit history as the Entertainment Commission shall require. In granting or denying a permit, the Entertainment Commission shall give particular consideration to the peace, order, and moral welfare of the public; provided, however, that only one type of dance, as enumerated in Section 1022(a) of this Chapter, shall be permitted in any dance hall on the same day, up to and including 2:00 a.m. of the following day. Upon application for a dance hall permit the Entertainment Commission shall set a time, date, and place for a public hearing thereon and shall cause a notice thereof to be conspicuously posted upon the premises concerned not less than 10 days before the date set for public hearing. The notice shall set forth the name of the applicant, the purpose for which the application is made, and the time, date, and place of the public hearing on the application.
The Entertainment Commission may consider, but is not limited to the following factors in the issuing or granting of a permit:
The criminal history and permit history of the applicant;
Suitability of the premises in relation to the surrounding neighborhood;
Number of permits in the immediate vicinity;
Physical suitability of the premises with reference to floor space and lighting;
Proximity to bar facilities, if any;
Type of dance to be conducted.
(Amended by Ord. 139-67, App. 6/5/67; Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002; Ord. 217-02, File No. 021461, App. 11/1/2002)