If a Home Occupation Business License application is denied, the denial can be appealed. City Code states: 17.98.060: APPLICATION APPEAL PROCEDURE:
If city staff finds that certain conditions cannot be met, that the proposed home occupation is not appropriate or is inconsistent with the definition and purpose of this chapter, the application shall be denied. The city business licensing office shall provide written notice of city staff’s decision to the applicant and to all individuals who provided written responses to the original notice.
The applicant or an affected neighbor may appeal staff’s decision for a public hearing before the planning commission within fourteen (14) days of the decision rendered by staff. The decision of the planning commission may be appealed to the city council within fourteen (14) days of the planning commission decision. Costs of notification for the planning commission and/or city council meetings shall be borne by the appellant. The planning commission or city council may place conditions on the approval of the home occupation business license application pertaining to the conduct of the business, subject to chapter 17.84 of this title. (Ord. 2014-16, 11-18-2014).