Sec. 37-30. Establishment and use of open stands on streets.
(a) The city manager may establish open stands in such places upon the streets of the city as he deems necessary for the use of taxicabs operated in the city. Such stands shall not be created without taking into consideration the need for such stands by the taxicab owners and the convenience of the general public. The city manager shall prescribe the number of taxicabs that shall occupy such open stands and shall not create an open stand in front of any place of business where the abutting property owner objects to same or where such stand would tend to create a traffic hazard.
(b) Open stands shall be used by the different drivers on a first-come-first-serve basis. The driver shall pull onto the open stand from the rear and shall advance forward as the taxicab ahead pulls off. Drivers shall stay within five (5) feet of their taxicabs in such stands and shall not engage in loud or boisterous talk while occupying an open stand. Nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing a passenger from boarding a taxicab of his choice that is parked at any such open stand. No vehicle, other than taxicabs, shall at any time occupy a space in a taxicab stand. (Tax Code 1959, § 31-18)
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