Sec. 33-18. Presumptions.
Every owner operating a licensed taxicab or taxicabs prior to December 5, 1951, shall be presumed, in the absence of any contrary evidence and finding of the council, to have provided prima facie evidence of public convenience and necessity for the licensing of the taxicab or taxicabs actually in operation, and the council, upon application received by the council, shall grant a certificate of public convenience and necessity to such owner for the operation of taxicabs. Every owner obtaining a certificate as aforesaid shall be entitled to the number of taxicab permits held by such owner that were in force on December 4, 1951. (Ord. No. 660 (NCS), § 2.)