Motion To: WHEREAS the Vehicle-For-Hire By-law enacted by Council in 2016 prescribes a licensing regime with accompanying regulations and standards for taxicabs, private transportation companies (PTCs), and limousines; and WHEREAS the current model creates regulatory inequities among the various vehicle-for-hire providers, which may result in a less regulated monopolistic market that will not benefit residents; WHEREAS the current regulations regarding taxi plate issuance and taxi brokers create a structure that is monopolistic and disfavours individual taxi plate holders and taxi drivers; and, WHEREAS the working conditions of taxicab drivers and PTC drivers should also be taken into consideration in the regulatory model; and, WHEREAS complaints have been received from the taxi industry regarding the challenges and high costs of delivering taxicab services generally, and accessible taxicab services in particular; and WHEREAS the accessible community is also dissatisfied with quality a
Absent/RecusedC. Meehan (a)
C. McKenney (a)
Vote recorded from Community and Protective Services Committee on 2019-08-29 regarding agenda item 2019-2022 BY-LAW REVIEW WORK PLAN.