At its Oct. 17, 2011 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council gave initial approval to changes in its taxicab ordinance. The changes make explicit how long a taxicab company license is valid (10 years) and spells out some additional conditions on revocation or suspension of the company license.
The revisions also add reasons that can be used for suspending an individual taxicab driver’s license, which include a city administrator’s view that a driver “has acted in an unprofessional, harassing or threatening manner to passengers, or others.”
Like all ordinance revisions, the taxicab licensing revision will need a second and final approval from the council in order to take effect.
This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall, located at 301 E. Huron. A more detailed report will follow: [link]