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Record #: O2016-66   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 1/13/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 2/10/2016
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 9-112-480 and 9-112-575 regarding procedures for distribution of taxicab driver licenses and establishment of taxicab driver awards and incentive program
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 112 Public Passenger Vehicles
Attachments: 1. O2016-66.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
January 13, 2016










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, I transmit herewith an ordinance establishing a city-wide taxi medallion award.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Sections 9-112-480 and 9-112-575 of the Municipal Code of Chicago are hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

9-112-480 Number of available licenses - Distribution.
Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-112-575, The the commissioner shall promulgate regulations to set forth procedures by which all available taxicab licenses shall be distributed periodically (by sale, lease, or otherwise) pursuant to open and competitive bidding procedures. The procedures shall be designed to produce the maximum amount of revenues to the city consistent with serving the public interest, and to ensure that only applicants that are qualified under this chapter are awarded licenses.
9-112-575 Taxicab wheelchair accessible driver awards.
In each calendar year, one taxicab medallion license may be awarded to the person who has demonstrated, through their actions as a licensed public chauffeur, the greatest dedication to providing service to persons needing wheelchair accessible vehicles. The awardee must place the awarded medallion license onto a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
The commissioner is authorized to develop and administer a taxicab driver incentive program to promote outstanding taxicab service. Program awards may include the granting of up to two taxicab medallion licenses per calendar year.


SECTION 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and approval.