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File #: Ord 12-70    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/14/2012
Title: Amending Chapter 376 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to taxicab fares.
Sponsors: Kathy Lantry
Attachments: 1. 2011- 2012 Taxicab Fare StudyFinal.pdf, 2. Mpls Best Practice Taxi Cab Rates.pdf, 3. Morgan Email.pdf, 4. Pint Email.pdf, 5. Pint Attachment Meter Rates_St Paul 2012.pdf, 6. Alton email re taxi ordinance 11-14-12.pdf, 7. Ord 12-70 McClay Alton letter, 8. 1200 Rice Street Appeal photos
Title
Amending Chapter 376 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code pertaining to taxicab fares.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

SECTION 1

Section 376.15 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 376.15. - Fares and charges; regulations.

(a) Fares. No person, firm or corporation owning, operating or controlling any motor vehicle operated and licensed as a taxicab shall may charge any other rate except as herein provided:

(1) The maximum rate of fare for taxicabs operating within the city shall will be two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) for the first fraction of a mile of one-fifth (1/5) of a mile or fraction of greater proportion. The rate for each additional mile beyond the first mile shall may not exceed two dollars twenty cents ($2.20) seventy-five cents ($2.75). All fares beyond the first fraction shall will be calculated in forty-four cent ($0.44) fifty-five cent ($0.55) increments of one-fifth (1/5) of a mile, or a fraction of greater proportion. Each taxicab company's minimum and per-mile rates shall must be registered with the department of safety and inspections. Minimum and per mile rates may be changed following a seventy-two-hour notice to the department of safety and inspections and approval of said rate change. Rates must be posted on the outside right and left rear doors of the taxicab and inside the passenger compartment in the following manner and of sufficient size and shape so as to be clearly legible:

Taxicab Fares

(Maximum not to exceed) two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) first one-fifth 1/5 mile

(Maximum not to exceed) forty-four cents ($0.44) fifty-five cents ($.055) each one-fifth 1/5 mile

(Maximum not to exceed) minimum fare five dollars ($5.00) six dollars ($6.00).

(2) No greater for the operation of such taxicabs, than as described in subsection (1) above shall may be charged by the opera...

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