Prior to the adoption of 15454 on 12/01/1997, Section 13-24 read as follows.


    (a) General Standards of Conduct. Every licensee under this article shall:

    (1)     Permit inspection. Permit all reasonable inspections of his business and examinations of his books by the business license administrator, subject to the provisions of section 13-19.

    (2)     Comply with governing law. Ascertain and at all times comply with all laws and regulations applicable to such licensed business.

    (3)     Operate properly. Avoid fraud, misrepresentation of false statements made in the course of carrying on his business, and avoid conducting his business in an unlawful manner, or in such a manner as to constitute a breach of the peace, or to constitute a menace to the health, safety or general welfare of the public.

    (4)     Cease business. Refrain from operating the licensed business(es) on premises after expiration of his license and during the period in which his license is revoked or suspended.

    (b) Display of license and insignia. Every licensee under this article shall:

    (1)     Premises:

        a.    Fronting on public way: Affix any insignia delivered for use in connection with business premises on the inside glass part of the window of such establishment, facing the public way or on the inside glass part of the door opening on the public way. Such insignia shall be placed and maintained so as to be plainly visible from the public way.

        b.    Not fronting on the public way: Where the licensed premises does not have a window facing the public way at street level, or a glass door opening upon the public way, such insignia shall be affixed to the glass door, window, or other prominent place in the nearest proximity to the principal public entrance to such establishment and shall he placed and maintained so as to be plainly visible from such public entrance.

    (2)     Vehicles:

        a.    Effect of this article: Any general or specific license fee required of any kind of vehicle, for the privilege of being operated upon the public highways, by any statute or ordinance, shall not abrogate, limit or affect any further requirements of this article, or of other ordinances or laws, for additional separate licenses, permits and insignia and fees for such vehicles, or other uses, for and relating to the privilege of using the same in the business so licensed.

        b.    Motor vehicles: Affix any insignia delivered for use in connection with a licensed motor vehicle on the inside of the windshield of the vehicle or as may be otherwise prescribed by the business license administrator or by law,

        c.    Motorless vehicles: Affix any metal or other durable type of insignia delivered for use in connection with a wagon or other vehicle not operated by motor power securely on the outside of such vehicle.

    (3)     Persons. Carry such license on his person when he has no licensed business premise.

    (4)     Machines. Affix any insignia delivered for use in connection therewith upon the outside of any coin, vending, or other business machine or device, so that it may be seen at all times.

    (5)     Inoperative licenses, special permits and insignia. Not allow any license, special permit or insignia to remain posted, displayed or used after the period for which it was issued has expired; or when it has been suspended or revoked, or for any other reason become ineffective. The licensee shall promptly return such inoperative license, special permit or insignia to the business license administrator.

    (6)     Unlawful possession. Not loan, sell, give or assign to any other person, or allow any other person to use or display, or to destroy, damage or remove, or to have in his possession, except as authorized by the business license administrator or by law, any license or insignia which has been issued to such licensee.

    (c) New Location. A licensee shall have the right to change the location of the licensed business, provided he shall notify the business license administrator of the change of location.

    (d) Keep Records. Every licensee under this article shall keep all records and books necessary to the computation of his license fee and to the enforcement of this article. When the licensee fails to keep such records, the license administrator shall make his own determination as to the financial statement for any such business.

(Code 1964, § 11.090)