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Monday, March 13, 2017

One more thrashing of the taxi matter

Amendments to the taxi ordinance are up
for final reading and passage tonight.

The drama over revising the taxi ordinance may come to an end tonight, though the consequences probably will not.

Ordinance 2017-10 is up for second reading and final passage at tonight's Plainfield City Council meeting.

The changes to the ordinance would give Plainfield police the discretion of having out-of-town taxis (which are not licensed in Plainfield) towed at the owner's expense if they are caught picking up fares in the city. (They are allowed to deliver passengers picked up in other towns to locations in Plainfield, but no pickups in the Queen City.)

Public comment on the ordinance will probably bring out supporters and opponents in large numbers -- as previously -- so be early if you want a seat.

The City Council's business meeting starts at 8:00 PM at the Council Chmbers / Courthouse, East 4th Street at Watchung Avenue. Parking on the street or in the public lot across from the Police Station.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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