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Legislation #: 961556 Introduction Date: 12/5/1996
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 1/1/1997
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 6 and Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Section 6-32, Use of airport for commercial purposes, Section 6-46, Fees and charges for commercial use of airport, Section 6-47, Taxicabs, Section 6-48, Livery vehicles, and Section 50-158, Soliciting passengers, freight or baggage, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
12/5/1996

Prepare to Introduce

12/5/1996

Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

12/11/1996

Hold On Agenda

12/18/1996

Do Pass as a Committee Substitute

12/19/1996

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

12/23/1996

Amended

12/23/1996

Passed as Amended


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 961556, AS AMENDED

 

Amending Chapter 6 and Chapter 50, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Section 6-32, Use of airport for commercial purposes, Section 6-46, Fees and charges for commercial use of airport, Section 6-47, Taxicabs, Section 6-48, Livery vehicles, and Section 50-158, Soliciting passengers, freight or baggage, and enacting in lieu thereof new sections of like number and subject matter.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 6, Article II, Section 6-32. Use of Airport for Commercial Purposes of the Code of Ordinances is hereby repealed and the following section is adopted in lieu thereof:

 

Sec. 6-32. Use of airport for commercial purposes.

 

No person shall conduct any business or concession on an airport by direct solicitation, by cruising airport streets or by any other means; or expose or advertise any article, thing or service for sale on the airport; or use the airport as a base or terminal for the conduct of any commercial activity, whether aviation-related or not; or make any other commercial use of the airport, without the permission of the director of aviation and paying such fees and charges as may be prescribed for such privileges, the use of the airport and its facilities, and any services rendered.

 

Section 2. That Chapter 6, Article II, Section 6-46. Fees and charges for commercial uses at airport, of the Code of Ordinances is hereby repealed and the following section is adopted in lieu thereof:

 

Sec. 6-46. Fees and charges for commercial uses at airport.

 

Those granted the right to use the airport for commercial purposes pursuant to Section 6-32 shall enter into written agreements executed by the director of aviation and pay the required fees and charges; except that motor carriers holding a valid certificate or permit under the provisions of Chapter 390, Revised Statutes of Missouri, shall not be required to enter into contracts, agreements, licenses or permits but shall pay fees for the use of the airport. The fees and charges for the following categories of uses shall be established as follows:

 

(1) Taxicab services. A per trip user fee shall be paid by all taxicabs picking up passengers on the airport.

 

(2) Livery and Limousine transportation services. A per trip user fee shall be paid by all livery or limousines picking up passengers on the airport.

 

(3) Contract and charter has minibus or van services. A per trip user fee shall be paid by all contracted and charter bus operators picking up passengers on the airport.

 

(4) Off airport rental car courtesy service. An annual charge payable in monthly installments based on the gross receipts of the rental car agency obtained from

customers arriving at the airport.

 

(5) Off airport hotel and motel courtesy service. A per trip user fee for each vehicle picking up passengers at the airport.

 

(6) Off airport automobile parking courtesy vehicle services. An annual charge payable in monthly installments based on the gross receipts of the automobile parking business

location serving airport customers.

 

Section 3. That Chapter 6, Article II, Section 6-47. Taxicabs of the Code of Ordinances is hereby repealed and the following section is adopted in lieu thereof:

 

Sec. 6-47. Commercial Ground Transportation Vehicles operating at the airport.

 

(a) For purposes of this section and Section 6-48, the term "Commercial Ground Transportation Vehicles" shall mean any vehicle engaged in the transportation of passengers for hire or compensation or incidental to or in furtherance of a commercial enterprise and shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following services:

 

(1) Taxicabs as defined in Chapter 76, Code of Ordinances;

 

(2) Livery vehicles as defined in Chapter 76, Code of Ordinances, and limousines;

 

(3) Contract and charter bus, minibus or vans;

 

(4) Off-airport rental car courtesy vehicles;

 

(5) Off-airport hotel and motel courtesy vehicles; and

 

(6) Off-airport automobile parking courtesy vehicles.

 

(b) Soliciting business. No driver of any Commercial Ground Transportation Vehicle of any kind, or anyone acting on behalf of such driver, shall solicit passengers on the airport for any Commercial Ground Transportation Vehicle.

 

(c) Vehicle parking.

 

(1) With the exception of drivers of livery or limousine vehicles previously engaged to pick up a passenger or passengers at an airport terminal, no driver of a Commercial

Ground Transportation Vehicle shall park or leave the vehicle unattended at or near

a curb adjacent to an airport passenger terminal.

 

(2) Drivers of livery or limousine vehicles previously engaged to pick up a passenger or passengers at an airport passenger terminal may park their vehicles at the curb

adjacent to the airport passenger terminal for the time reasonably necessary to enter

the terminal, locate the passenger(s) and assist the passenger(s) in locating and

loading baggage, but in no event longer than 20 minutes. No passenger shall be

accepted for any trip in such vehicle without previous engagement for such trip at a

fixed charge or fare through the station or office from which the vehicle is operated.

Any livery or limousine vehicle parking at the curb adjacent to an airport terminal

building with the trunk lid or luggage compartment door open at a time during which

luggage or other items of property are not being actively loaded into or removed

therefrom, or with one or more passenger doors standing open at a time during which

passengers are not in the process of entering or leaving the vehicle, shall be deemed

to be awaiting patronage not prearranged, in violation of this section.

 

(3) Livery and limousine vehicles operating under valid permits or certificates issued pursuant to Chapter 390, Revised Statutes of Missouri, shall be marked and signed

in accordance with the rules and regulations of the state. All others shall display in

plain view at all times on the outside of the right front door, in letters at least three (3)

inches in height, the following information, "This Vehicle in Service -- Not for Hire".

 

Section 4. That Chapter 6, Article II, Section 6-48. Livery vehicles of the Code of Ordinances is hereby repealed and the following section is adopted in lieu thereof:

 

Sec. 6-48. User fee for Commercial Ground Transportation operating at the airport.

 

(a) All Commercial Ground Transportation operators picking up passengers at the airport shall pay a per trip user fee to be established by the director of aviation. The amount of the per trip fees shall be directly related to the cost of specific airport facilities, goods and services provided by the Aviation Department to the Commercial Ground Transportation operators using the airport, and may be reviewed and adjusted annually by the director of aviation.

 

(b) On or before March 1 of each year, the director of aviation shall, by written communication, notify the City Clerk of any change in per trip user fees to be imposed on Commercial Ground Transportation operators described in Section 6-47. The City Clerk shall cause such communication to be placed on the agenda of a regular meeting of the City Council, which may refer the communication to a standing committee of the City Council for a public hearing. The City Council upon hearing the facts may, by resolution, request that the recommended fee adjustment be altered. If no resolution is adopted within sixty (60) days, the department recommended fees shall be deemed approved.

 

(c) This section shall not apply to any Commercial Ground Transportation service provider operating under a written agreement pursuant to Section 6-46 and paying fees and charges equal to a percentage of gross revenues generated at the airport.

 

Section 5. That Chapter 50, Article V, Section 5-158. Soliciting passengers, freight or baggage of the Code of Ordinances is hereby repealed and the following section is adopted in lieu thereof:

 

Sec. 50-158. Soliciting passengers, freight or baggage.

 

No person shall, in any depot or terminal or upon any depot platform, or upon any walk, sidewalk or crossing connected with or leading to any depot or terminal in the city, cry out for or solicit passengers, freight or baggage for any hotel, inn, boardinghouse, restaurant, railroad or airline ticket broker's office or any other public place, or for any other trade, business or vocation whatsoever, or for the carriage of any person, freight or baggage in any dray, wagon, cart, hack, carriage, hackney carriage, omnibus, cab or other vehicle; nor shall any person at any place in the city, while engaged in any such business, cry out in a loud, unusual or boisterous manner, or use or utter any language that is calculated to provoke an immediate, violent breach of the peace, or push, take hold of, jostle or otherwise annoy, vex, harass, disturb or interfere with any passenger or any other person.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney