(Amended by Ord. No. 186,955, Eff. 4/26/21.)
(a) Shared Mobility Device Permit Program. The Department shall implement a Shared Mobility Device Permit Program (Program) and may issue a permit on an annual basis to a qualified service provider (Provider) to operate a shared mobility device (Device) in the City. For purposes of this section, a "shared mobility device", as defined in Civil Code Section 2505, means an electrically motorized board, motorized scooter, electric bicycle, bicycle, or a similar personal transportation device. For purposes of this section, a "shared mobility device provider", as defined in California Civil Code Section 2505, means a person or entity that offers, makes available, or provides a Device in exchange for financial compensation or membership via a digital application (app) or other electronic or digital platform. A Provider of a Device shall obtain a permit from the Department and shall be subject to all permit terms and conditions, the Department's Rules and Guidelines (Rules), this Code, and state or federal law. Failure to comply with the permit terms and conditions, Rules, this Code, or state or federal law may result in: (1) suspension or revocation of the Provider's permit; (2) penalties as listed in the Rules; (3) reduction in the Provider's authorized fleet size in the City; and (4) criminal prosecution for a violation of state or federal law.
(b) General Manager Authority. Notwithstanding Section 71.29.1 and Section 71.29.2 below, the General Manager of the Department shall have the authority to make technical changes to the Rules as needed, and to make changes necessary to implement the Program, including, but not limited to: (1) updating permit application procedures, permit standards, and permit conditions; and (2) updating operating standards for public safety, data sharing, data privacy, fleet size, and Provider maintenance of the Devices.
(c) Disclosure of Mobility Service Data. The Department shall not disclose mobility service data to any law enforcement agency except when pursuant to a lawfully issued subpoena or warrant or as required by law. (Added by Ord. No. 187,631, Eff. 10/31/22.)