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DRIVER MEETING November 4, 2014

COME HELP ORGANIZE AND MAKE HISTORY IN THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO!  UTWSD will be having meetings at multiple time on November 4th to ensure all drivers are able to participate in this potentially historic reform in the City of San Diego! Multiple meetings will take place at 12pm, 4pm and 8pm. Come when you can! We are headed to City Council on November 10th and we need all drivers to stand together.
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Public Safety Committee Victory!

Press Release We’re headed to City Council!! Over 400 drivers came to support yesterday’s Public Safety meeting! Permit holders came three hours early to take almost all the seats in the Council room but we ended up filling three overflow rooms to capacity after having a line wrapped around City Hall like nothing we’ve seen before!! Thank to all the brave drivers who showed up and spoke out for a better taxi industry that benefits everyone, not just a few! We couldn’t have done this without you! Thank you to Councilmember Emerald, Cole, Harris and Kersey for all your hard
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U-T San Diego | Major overhaul of taxi industry proposed

U-T San Diego | Major overhaul of taxi industry proposed Proposal would open door to more taxi owners By Lori Weisberg7:02 A.M.AUG. 28, 2014 “Mikaiil Hussein, a former cabdriver who now is president of an advocacy group, United Taxi Workers of San Diego, said the association has been pushing for a change in the medallion cap for the last couple of years.” A proposal to overhaul San Diego’s taxi industry by removing a decades-long cap on the number of permits that can be issued will be unveiled Thursday morning by San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith.
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FOX 5 | Councilwoman pushes to ease taxi permit restrictions

FOX 5 | Councilwoman pushes to ease taxi permit restrictions POSTED 3:48 PM, AUGUST 28, 2014, BY FOX 5 DIGITAL TEAM SAN DIEGO — Councilwoman Marti Emerald Thursday proposed removing a cap on the number of taxicab permits issued by the city, in order to ease working conditions for drivers and improve public safety. The permits, administered for the city by the Metropolitan Transit System and issued for a $3,000 fee, are being resold at higher prices in “an underground market in taxi permits,” Emerald said. “Because it’s a limited supply, there’s been this market of trading under the table, and
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Times of San Diego | Emerald Proposes Lifting Permit Cap on SD Taxi Services

Times of San Diego | Emerald Proposes Lifting Permit Cap on SD Taxi Services POSTED BY ALEXANDER NGUYEN ON AUGUST 28, 2014 IN POLITICS Councilwoman Marti Emerald on Thursday proposed removing a cap on the number of taxicab permits issued by the city, in order to ease working conditions for drivers and improve public safety. The permits, administered for the city by the Metropolitan Transit System and issued for a $3,000 fee, are being resold at higher prices in “an underground market in taxi permits,” Emerald said. Marti Emerald. Courtesy photo “Because it’s a limited supply, there’s been this market of trading under the table, and the prices
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