A. Any taxicab company aggrieved by a decision of the Board pursuant to Section 16.40.210 may appeal such action to the City Council by filing a written notice of appeal to the Bureau within 10 days of the Board’s decision. The Bureau will then forward that request to the City Auditor within 5 business days.
B. Within 60 days of receiving the Bureau’s notice, the City Auditor will:
1. set the time for the appeal to be heard by the City Council;
2. place the hearing of the appeal upon the calendar of the Council; and
3. notify the appealing taxi company and the Administrator of the time set no less than 10 days prior to that time.
C. The appealing taxi company may appear personally via a company representative and/or by counsel and present such facts and arguments as may tend to support the appeal.
D. The Bureau will provide Council with a staff report outlining the Board’s decision and the reasons therefore. The Director or his/her designee must be present at the hearing, representing the Board, to answer any questions that Council may have regarding the Board’s decision.
E. The Council will uphold the Board’s decision, reverse it, or modify it to allow more taxicabs with any conditions that the Council deems appropriate. If no Council action is taken within 60 days, the appeal is deemed denied. The Council’s decision may not be appealed to the Code Hearings Officer.