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(1) No person or business shall operate a limousine vehicle or business within the corporate limits of the city without first registering for operation with the city and paying the required fee. However, an unregistered limousine operating outside the jurisdictional limits of Eugene and Springfield may deliver a fare from outside those limits to a location within the limits, and if the vehicle waits for the person, retrieve the person for the return trip back outside the jurisdictional limits. No unregistered limousine business may solicit or accept any passenger within the city limits except as provided in this subsection. No limousine vehicle or limousine business may operate at the Eugene Airport unless authorized by the Airport to do so. A limousine business shall offer or provide at a minimum, the following:

(a) A uniformed chauffeur;

(b) Amenities such as luxury upholstery;

(c) A large, expensive vehicle that is either a late model, low mileage, or classic model in restored condition, that is specifically designed to accommodate passengers desiring luxury transportation.

(2) A limousine may not be utilized by its owner or operator as a taxicab or shuttle.

(3) No limousine business may locate any part of its operation in a residential zone unless expressly authorized by the city manager or designee pursuant to this code or the Springfield Code.

(4) All limousine businesses shall comply with all federal, state and local laws and rules, including rules promulgated by the city manager. Such rules shall be consistent with this code and be designed to ensure that the public safety is protected, the public needs are met, and the public convenience is promoted, and may include, but are not limited to, the type and level of insurance required, the form of hold harmless agreement required, the maintenance and inspection of records, and other inspection or vehicle requirements.

(5) In addition to requirements established by rule, each limousine company must designate a registered agent who may be served with any process, notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served upon the company. The registered agent shall be an individual or business located in Eugene or Springfield, and must be available for service of legal process during all hours that the limousine company is in operation.

(Section 3.868 added by Ordinance No. 19929, enacted September 13, 1993, effective October 13, 1993.)