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(A) The license collector shall refer to the police chief a completed application for a taxicab driver permit or a taxicab operator permit.
(B) The police chief shall take a photograph and obtain the fingerprints of the applicant for a taxicab driver permit and shall send the fingerprints to the State Department of Justice for a report.
(C) After receipt of a report from the Department of Justice, the police chief shall direct the license collector to grant or deny the application for a taxicab driver permit. The police chief shall direct the license collector to deny the application on any of the following grounds:
(1) The applicant is under the age of 18 years;
(2) The applicant does not hold a valid, current California driver's license;
(3) The applicant did not submit one or more of the items required by the application form;
(4) The applicant did not test negative for controlled substances and alcohol, as required by the city's controlled substance and alcohol testing program;
(5) Within seven years of the date the application was filed, the applicant was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or of reckless driving; and/or
(6) Within seven years of the date the application was filed, the applicant was convicted of any of the following crimes, or of an attempt or conspiracy to commit any of the following crimes, as defined in the California Penal Code, and such conviction indicates that the applicant may pose a danger to the public if granted a taxicab driver permit: murder, mayhem, kidnapping, robbery, assault with intent to commit a felony, assault, battery, rape, arson, burglary, possession of burglarious instruments or deadly weapons, or any crime for which the applicant is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Cal. Penal Code, Section 290.
(`64 Code, Sec. 30-6) (Ord. No. 2468, 2493, 2954)