City of Pleasanton
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<br /> <br />4F <br /> <br />\.. <br /> <br />lIlal <br /> <br />pLEASANTONo <br /> <br />City Council <br />Staff Report <br /> <br />February 21, 2006 <br />Police Department <br /> <br />SUBJECT <br /> <br />Resolution Amending Master Fee Schedule Concerning Taxi Cab Rates <br /> <br />STAFF RECOMMENDATION: <br /> <br />City Council approve a 13.64% increase from $2.20 to $2.50 in the flag drop fee <br />and the per mile rate. <br /> <br />SUMMARY <br /> <br />Pleasanton's flag drop fee, mileage fee and standby fee were last increased in July <br />2003. Because of the recent increase in gas prices and number of taxicab <br />companies in Pleasanton, the taxicab companies have requested that the City <br />increase the rates they may charge for services (flag drop and mileage). <br /> <br />Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council: <br /> <br />BACKGROUND <br /> <br />Because of the high insurance costs, increase in gas prices and number of taxicab companies within <br />Pleasanton and surrounding cities, the taxicab companies in Pleasanton have asked that the City Council <br />approve an (1) increase in rates they may charge for services (flag drop, mileage, and standby fees) (2) <br />decrease the insurance requirements for their cabs, and (3) limit the number of taxicab companies <br />operating within the City. <br /> <br />Pleasanton's flag drop and mileage fees were last increased in July 2003. As shown below, Pleasanton's <br />rates and insurance requirements are similar to many of our neighboring cities, but the insurance <br />requirements differ from some Bay Area communities. I <br /> <br />I A few cities and counties, such as San Ramon, Newark, Union City, Contra Costa County and Alameda County, do not <br />regulate taxicabs through a permitting process. <br /> <br />SR 06:061 <br />Page I of 2. <br />
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