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For the purpose of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
(A) CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION - A written statement from an automotive repair establishment registered with the State Department of Consumer Affairs, dated no more than 15 days before the date the application is submitted to the license collector, that a certain vehicle, including its brakes and lights, was thoroughly inspected and either found to be in good operating condition or repaired to be in good operating condition.
(B) COUNTY - County of Ventura.
(C) DRIVE A TAXICAB - To drive a taxicab that picks up passengers within the city, but not including driving a taxicab that only discharges within the city passengers picked up outside the city or that travels through the city without picking up or discharging passengers, if the taxicab operator's principal place of business is not within the city.
(D) LICENSE COLLECTOR - The assistant city treasurer or designee.
(E) POLICE CHIEF - The department director of the Oxnard Police Department and the head officer.
(F) PREARRANGED TRIP - A trip using an online enabled application, dispatch, or internet website.
(G) SUBSTANTIALLY LOCATED - A taxicab operator meets either of the following:
(1) Has its primary business address within the city. A new taxicab operator or taxicab driver shall use this method of determination only for its first year of operation and may use either test for subsequent years; or
(2) The total number of prearranged and non-prearranged trips that originate in the city account for the largest share of taxicab operator's total number of trips within the county over the past fiscal year as determined annually.
(H) TAXICAB - A motor driven vehicle designed for carrying not more than eight persons, not including the driver, having a meter that calculates amounts due from passengers, and used to carry passengers for hire.
(I) TAXICAB BUSINESS - The business of providing taxicab transportation services.
(J) TAXICAB DRIVER - A person who drives a taxicab, whether as an employee, an independent contractor, or a self-employed person.
(K) TAXICAB OPERATOR - A person or entity that employs a taxicab driver to drive a taxicab, whether as an independent contractor or as an employee. A taxicab operator shall include a taxicab driver if a taxicab operator consists of only one driver.
(L) TRIP DATA DOCUMENTATION - Documentation as determined by the license collector that substantiates that the total number of prearranged and non-prearranged trips that originate within the city account for the largest share of the taxicab operator's total number of trips in the county over the previous fiscal year.
(`64 Code, Sec. 30-2) (Ord. No. 2468, 2804, 2954, 2977)