Council interested in idea of new taxi rules for Iowa City; proposed ordinance to be formed

bug


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Subjects:

Places:

 


IOWA CITY, Iowa — The City Council has expressed interest in formulating new rules to govern the taxi business in Iowa City.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen says (http://icp-c.com/VFfwTF ) a council majority expressed during Tuesday's work session a desire to pursue recommendations from Police Chief Sam Hargadine. A sexual assault investigation last year was slowed because officers spent hundreds of hours trying to track down local cab driver information to build a case.

Hargadine said Tuesday that he will begin drafting an ordinance. The proposal could include a requirement that companies hire drivers as employees rather than as independent contractors, city-issued IDs and 24-hour dispatch centers.

Cab company officials have said they'll oppose some of the measures.


Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

All content copyright ©2014 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.