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The following definitions shall apply to this chapter:
(a) "Medallion" means the pre-numbered decal placed on a taxicab by the Issuing Officer annually, signifying that the "taxicab operator" is authorized to operate the vehicle as a taxicab in the unincorporated areas of the County.
(b) "Posted rate" means the rate the operator has registered with the Issuing Officer for transporting passengers and which is posted in the taxicab. The "posted rate" includes flat rate fares and the fares at which the taximeter has been calibrated and inspected by the Sealer of Weights and Measures.
(c) "Taxicab" means a motor vehicle as the term is defined by the California Vehicle Code, used for transportation of passengers for hire, equipped with a taximeter. A taxicab shall be a vehicle designed to transport no more than eight passengers, excluding the driver.
(d) "Taxicab driver" means any person who drives or controls the movements of a taxicab.
(e) "Taxicab driver's identification card" means the annual license issued to a taxicab driver under this chapter authorizing the driver to operate a taxicab in the unincorporated area of the County.
(f) "Taxicab operator" means a person engaged in the taxicab business.
(g) "Taxicab operator's license" means the annual license issued by the Issuing Officer authorizing a taxicab operator to pick up passengers in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County.
(h) "Taxicab permit" means the annual permit issued by the Issuing Officer to a taxicab operator for each taxicab that has satisfactorily passed inspection.
(i) "Taxicab stand" means an area designated by the County Road Commissioner for the exclusive use by taxicabs to load or unload passengers or to park or stand while waiting for employment by passengers.
(j) "Taximeter" means a device on the inside of a taxicab that is calibrated to calculate the fare earned by the taxicab operator for transporting passengers.
(Amended by Ord. No. 4738 (N.S.), effective 9-9-76; amended by Ord. No. 5307 (N.S.), effective 12-21-78; amended by Ord. No. 5931 (N.S.), effective 11-18-80; Ord. No. 5938 (N.S.), adopted 11-25-80, effective 12-25-80, supersedes Ord. No. 5931; amended by Ord. No. 7309 (N.S.), effective 7-2-87; amended by Ord. No. 7428 (N.S.), effective 2-4-88; amended by Ord. No. 9889 (N.S.), effective 10-26-07; amended by Ord. No. 10312 (N.S.), effective 2-6-14)