Monthly Archives April 2015

For Immediate Release: Judge’s Ruling Advances United Taxi Workers Effort to Lift the Cap!

PRESS RELEASE April 29, 2015 For Immediate Release Judge’s Ruling Advances United Taxi Workers Effort to Lift the Cap! United Taxi Workers of San Diego applaud Judge Prager’s ruling to allow the taxi permit process to go forward and understanding that City Council and the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) passed this resolution with the best interest of San Diego residents and consumers in mind. Deputy City Attorney Meghan Wharton argued that lease drivers had already advocated for and won the public policy debate in front of City Council and MTS. She further argued that the City of San Diego has
Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Taxi Drivers Head to Superior Court to Defend Policy Victory to Lift Cap on Permits

PRESS RELEASE April 27, 2015 For Immediate Release Taxi Drivers Head to Superior Court to Defend Policy Victory to Lift Cap on Permits San Diego, CA – On April 28th United Taxi Workers of San Diego will head to San Diego Superior Court to defend MTS and the City Council’s decision to lift the cap on taxi permits. The hearing will take place at 9a.m. at 330 W. Broadway in front of Judge Prager. The San Diego Transportation Association which includes various taxi permit holders filed a lawsuit to request that the California Superior Court review and reverse the City and MTS’s decision to lift
Read More

Judge rejects injunction request in tentative ruling | UT-San Diego

By David Garrick7:03 P.M.APRIL 27, 2015 DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s controversial plan to deregulate its taxi industry got a boost on Monday when a judge rejected a request to delay deregulation until an environmental lawsuit over the policy change is resolved. In a tentative ruling posted Monday afternoon, Superior Court Judge Ronald Prager rejected the lawsuit’s request for an injunction because, he said, the plaintiffs have a low likelihood of winning the case. Prager said those who filed the suit last month, a small group of taxi-permit owners, provided only “speculative and unsupported evidence” that deregulation would have
Read More

UTWSD DRIVER UPDATES 4.16.15

Hello UTWSD Members! Thank you for organizing out at taxi stands and in the neighborhoods! In order to get more information out between meetings we’ll be posting detailed updates on our website weekly. If you are not already signed up for our text messages sign up today and help other drivers sign up too! How to sign up for text messages: 1) create a new text on your phone 2) Enter the number (619)377-7066 3) Put the letters UTWSD in the body of the message 4) Press send! You should get a confirmation text saying thank you for signing up. Here are your weekly updates! MTS
Read More

MTS Lawsuit Summary

The San Diego Transportation Association, including Orange Cab, Yellow Cab, USA Cab and other various permit holders (petitioners) are seeking a writ of mandate and damages for inverse condemnation from the San Diego Metropolitan Transit system for amending Ordinance 11 without going through the proper process. A writ of mandate is a request that the California Superior Court review and reverse a final decision or order of an administrative agency (in this case MTS). Damages for inverse condemnation are damages used to compensate individuals when the government takes private property from individuals but fails to pay the compensation required by
Read More