SEC. 11-263.  APPLICATION FOR TAXICAB PERMIT.
   (A)   The applicant for a taxicab driver permit or a taxicab operator permit shall submit to the license collector a completed application form obtained from the license collector, together with fees for the permit, and such licenses, certificates, documents, and other material as is required by the application form or the license collector, including an application form and fees for a business tax certificate if applicable. The applicant for a taxicab driver permit shall also submit a fee for a fingerprint report from the State Department of Justice.
   (B)   The application form for a taxicab driver permit shall require the following information, licenses, certificates, documents, and such other material as the license collector deems necessary:
      (1)   A letter from a prospective employer offering employment to the applicant as a taxicab driver substantially located in the city, whether as an independent contractor or as an employee; or a letter from an employer stating that the applicant is employed as a taxicab driver substantially located in the city, whether as an independent contractor or as an employee; or a written statement from the applicant that he/she wishes to be a self-employed taxicab driver substantially located in the city, not employed by another person, whether as an independent contractor or as an employee;
      (2)   Proof of compliance with the requirements of the city's mandatory controlled substance and alcohol testing certification program;
      (3)   Proof that the applicant is at least 18 years of age;
      (4)   The applicant's name, residence, phone number, and business address, and if the applicant is self-employed, the name and address of the taxicab business for which the applicant drives;
      (5)   A document issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, dated no more than ten days before the application is submitted, showing that the applicant holds a valid, current California driver's license;
      (6)   If the applicant is self-employed, the make, type, vehicle identification number, and license number of each taxicab owned or leased by the applicant, the address from which the taxicabs will be operated, and a certificate of inspection for each such taxicab;
      (7)   The distinctive color scheme, name, monogram, or insignia by which each taxicab will be marked; and
      (8)   If the applicant is self-employed, proof of insurance required by subsections (F) and (G) of section 11-268.
   (C)   An application form for a taxicab operator permit shall require the following information and such other material as the license collector deems necessary:
      (1)   The applicant's name, residence, and business addresses;
      (2)   The name of each owner of the taxicab business, including the owners, partners, or officers of a firm, partnership, corporation, or other entity, and their residence and business addresses;
      (3)   The name and address of the taxicab business;
      (4)   The make, type, vehicle identification number, and license number of each taxicab owned or leased by the taxicab business, and a certificate of inspection for each such taxicab;
      (5)   The distinctive color scheme, name, monogram, or insignia by which each taxicab will be marked;
      (6)   The name and address of each taxicab driver employed by the taxicab operator, whether as an independent contractor or as an employee;
      (7)   The address from which the taxicabs will be operated;
      (8)   Proof of the insurance required by subsections (F) and (G) of section 11-268;
      (9)   Trip data documentation. For a new taxicab operator, a primary business address in the city shall satisfy the trip data documentation requirement. A taxicab operator shall begin collection of trip data during its first year of operation; and
      (10)   Registration of rates of fare to be charged.
(`64 Code, Sec. 30-4)  (Ord. No. 2468, 2838, 2954)