Taxicab Permit Lottery Ordinance Will Hurt Small Businesses

Taxicab Permit Lottery Ordinance Will Hurt Small Businesses

An ordinance change proposed by Supervisor John Weishan is aimed at the taxicab industry was heard for a second time by the County Board’s Committee on Transportation, Public Works and Transit.

The resolution would slightly increase the number of taxicab permits available at Gen. Mitchell International Airport (MKE), but more significantly, would cause the County to regularly take all permits away from operators, use a raffle system to redistribute them and randomly designate  who may, or may not, conduct business as a driver.

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