Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ordinance 2016-10 -- CITY CAB LAW: Delete Anticompetitive Clauses

ON MONDAY, July 25, 2016, City Commission will finalize its magnum opus, the vehicle for hire ordinance. First order of business -- delete LEANNA FREEMAN's anticompetitive limit on vehicle age and mileage, which all Commissioners agreed to do at their July 11, 2016 meeting, rejecting pressures from dodgy JAMES HOWARD, SAX TAXI owner, whom unrebutted testimony established wanted to put all other cab companies out of business. Second order of business: a pro-competition statement.

Here's the flawed proposed ordinance, prior to Monday's modifications to make it legal, avoid unconstitutional takings in violation of the Fifth Amendment, and prevent the City from being sued for triple damages and attorney fees under our antitrust laws:

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