(a)   No shall operate or permit a owned or controlled by him or her to be operated as a vehicle for hire in the city without having first obtained a license from the city, except as otherwise permitted under this Division U.
   (b)   Any licensed to operate in another political subdivision of this state may carry passengers to any place or point within the city; but neither the owner nor operator of such vehicle shall be permitted to solicit or pick up business in the city.
   (c)   There shall be a presumption that the owner or operator of any not licensed in the city who carries or picks up passengers within the city is operating in violation of this Division U, and the burden shall be upon the owner or operator of such to prove that his or her activities are permitted under subsection (b) above.
(Ord. 87-31, passed 4-27-1987; Ord. 91-14, passed 2-25-1991; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995)