Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Supes Pass Watered Down Enforcement Against Illegal Cabs et al
The Supes voted to okay their own amended version of the ordinance that lessened the penalties that the police can give from $2,500 and $5,000 to $1,000.
A confused message: crime doesn't pay ... too much.
Whatever - as my mother used to say, "it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick."
The legislation will allow MTA investigators to issue tickets to illegal vehicles et al. Taxi Services Director Christiane Hayashi hopes to hire two full time investigators who can devote all their energy to enforcing the laws against illegal cabs, sticky palmed doormen and the like. This will mark the first time that anyone has seriously and systematically gone after these felons.
The Board of Supervisors also passed a resolution supporting Peak-Hour Taxi Permits.