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(A) No vehicle may be operated in the city as a taxicab unless it has, in unobstructed view, in vertical block numbers three inches high and ¾-inch wide, in a color contrasting to the color of such vehicle, and below the back window thereof, if any, the serial number issued by the City Secretary for such vehicle.
(B) Each taxicab operated within the city which is owned by the same owner or taxicab company shall be of the same color; and the contrasting color of the numbers required by division (A) of this section shall also be of the same color for each taxicab operated in the city and owned by the same owner or taxicab company.
(C) The colors used by one owner or taxicab company for its taxicabs may not be the same as or deceptively similar to the colors used by another owner or taxicab company for its taxicabs. In the event of a conflict, the Chief of Police shall determine whether any particular color is the same as or deceptively similar to any other color and the owner or taxicab company with the longest period of continuous operation of taxicabs within the city shall be entitled to the use of a particular color.
('68 Code, § 35-31) ((Ord. 212, passed 12-18-45; Am. Ord. 1782, passed 3-20-95) Penalty, see § 119.99