07-059-O AS AMENDED

 

ORDINANCE NO. __________


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 47-33 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO CHANGING TAXI CAB RATES.

BY COUNCILOR NESS:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

     Section 1. That Section 47-33 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 47-33.Rates--notice of rates change.

     There shall be prominently displayed in all taxicabs a rate statement card no smaller than 8.5"x11" setting out in large size print all the various rates charged to passengers for all the various services offered. This card shall also contain a sentence informing passengers that the driver has printed copies of the entire text of the rate statement card which will be supplied to them upon request. All the information on the rate statement card shall be prominently displayed on each side of the outside of the vehicle in text at least 1.5 inches high. It is a violation of this Code to charge a rate different higher than that stated on the rate statement card.

     In order to change a rate, the licensee shall do the following:

     (a)  Register the new rate with the city clerk at least seven days before it is implemented;

     (b)  Pay to the clerk a rate change registration fee in an amount determined as set out in Section 2-16;

     (c)  Change the rate notices required by this Article.

The clerk shall post the changed rate on the city website for an appropriate period of time.

     The driver of any taxicab shall upon demand give any passenger a receipt for the fare charged, which receipt shall include the name of the driver, the identification of the vehicle, the amount charged and the date of the transaction.

     Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect 30 days after its passage and publication.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This ordinance sets up a procedure for changing taxi rates.