MOTION--The COVID-19 emergency situation continues to evolve and actions by the City must be initiated to reduce the impact on businesses and residents. Immediate action is needed to support the taxi industry during this challenging time. These in the industry anticipate its collapse without immediate, proactive action.
I THEREFORE MOVE that the Council determine, as provided in Section 54954.2(b)(2) of the Government Code, and pursuant to Rule 23 of the Rules of the City Council, that there is a need to take immediate action on this matter AND that the need for action came to the attention of the City Council subsequent to the posting of the agenda for today’s Council meeting.
I FURTHER MOVE that the Council instruct the Department of Transportation, working with the City Attorney, to prepare a report on:• Deferring ail taxicab franchise fees for the next thirty days;
• Relaxing non-essential/non-safety related rules and regulations pursuant to each franchise ordinance for the next thirty days;
• Deferring all taxicab driver fees for the next thirty days;
• Relaxing driver non-essential/non-safety related rules and regulations pursuant to each franchise ordinance for the next thirty days; and
• Amending Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 71,14 to require a lower level of insurance coverage during periods when a taxicab is not serving a passenger, provided that coverage provides no less coverage than set forth during such times when a taxicab is serving a passenger