Subject to Subsection (b) below, in the granting or denying of any permit, or the revoking or the refusing to revoke any permit, the granting or revoking power may take into consideration the effect of the proposed business or calling upon surrounding property and upon its residents, and inhabitants thereof; and in granting or denying said permit, or revoking or refusing to revoke a permit, may exercise its sound discretion as to whether said permit should be granted, transferred, denied or revoked.
In the granting or denying of any permit, or the revoking or the refusing to revoke any permit with respect to a “dwelling” in which “protected class members” are likely to reside (each as defined in Administrative Code Chapter 87), the granting or revoking power shall comply with the requirements of San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 87 which requires, among other things, that the granting or revoking power not base any decision regarding the development of “dwellings” in which “protected class” members are likely to reside on information which may be discriminatory to any member of a “protected class” (As all such terms are defined in San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 87).
A department authorized to issue or transfer permits shall not issue or transfer a permit to any person who does not have a current business tax registration certificate when such person is required to obtain a business tax registration certificate pursuant to Section 1003 of Part III of the San Francisco Municipal Code.
Notwithstanding Subsection (a) of this Section, the provisions of Article 15.1 (Entertainment Regulations Permit and License Provisions) and Article 15.2 (Entertainment Regulations for Extended-Hours Premises) of the Police Code shall govern actions taken on the granting, denial, amendment, suspension and revocation of permits regulated under those Articles, not the standards set forth in Subsection (a).
(Amended by Ord. 345-88, App. 8/4/88; Ord. 307-99, File No. 990498, App. 12/3/99; Ord. 239-09, File No. 080323, App. 11/20/2009)