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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 16 Vehicles and Tra Chapter 16.40 Private For-Hire Transportation Regulations.
16.40.010 Purpose.

A.  The purpose of Chapter 16.40 is to provide for the safe, fair and efficient operation of private “for-hire” transportation services. The industry should be allowed to operate without unnecessary restraint. However, because the industry constitutes an essential part of the City’s transportation system and because transportation so fundamentally affects the City’s well being and that of its citizens, some regulation is necessary to insure that the public safety is protected, the public need provided, and the public convenience promoted. It is not the purpose of Chapter 16.40 to displace competition with regulation or monopoly public service.

 

B.  The provisions contained herein should be applied and enforced in such a manner as to require the “for-hire” transportation industry to:

 

1.  Promote innovation and adaptation to changing needs; and

 

2.  Allow competition, so long as the public interest is served thereby.