It shall be unlawful for any owner or driver of a taxicab to charge for or collect any rate, fare or charge in excess of the amounts theretofore approved by the City Council. Every applicant for a permit to engage in the business of operating a taxicab shall file with his application a schedule of the rates, fares and charges which he proposes to charge or collect for the transportation of passengers in a taxicab. Any owner desiring to increase any approved rates, fares or charges shall file a new or amended schedule setting forth the new rates, fares or charges proposed to be collected. Each such proposed original or amended schedule of rates, fares or charges shall be submitted to the City Council and the City Council may approve, disapprove or modify any such rates, fares or charges.
('86 Code, § 5.68.052) (Ord. 3496, passed  - - )