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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a taxicab upon the streets of this city without first having obtained a taxicab driver's license therefor pursuant to this chapter.
(B) Each application for a taxicab driver's license shall be in writing upon forms provided by the City Clerk and shall be signed by the applicant, who shall provide the information as to which taxicab business licensee will be employing him. The applicant shall notify the City Clerk upon any change in the information contained in the application. Upon approval of the application, the applicant shall obtain a photo identification card.
(C) Along with the application, the applicant shall file an affidavit stating his full name, along with any aliases, residence, places of residence during the previous five years, age, height, places of previous employment, whether he has ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, whether he has previously been licensed as a driver or chauffeur, and if so, whether his license has ever been suspended or revoked and for what cause, and a statement as to the number of traffic violations in which he has been involved. The affidavit shall be filed as a permanent record.
(D) The applicant shall submit to fingerprinting and photographing by the police department and sign a consent form allowing the police department to conduct a background investigation, which shall include an authorization for the release of medical, employment, insurance and criminal history records which may be relevant to such background investigation, relating to the applicant's qualifications to hold a license.
(E) Any license issued hereunder shall remain with the applicant and shall not be transferred or assigned to any other person.
(Ord. 8242, passed 4-2-02; amend. Ord. 8373, passed 6-1-04) Penalty, see § 10.99