9.04.045 License fee a tax--Does not permit business otherwise prohibited.

"License," as used in this chapter, does not mean a permit. The fees prescribed by this chapter constitute a tax for revenue purposes, and are not regulatory permit fees. The payment of a license tax required by the provisions of this chapter, and its acceptance by the City, and the issuance of such license to any person, shall not entitle the holder to carry on any business unless they have complied with all of the requirements of this chapter and all other applicable laws and ordinances. (Ord. 6394-NS § 1, 1997: Ord. 5017-NS § I (part), 1977)