Sen. Ben Hueso unveils his bill to rein in Uber, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s bill give farmworkers protections moves forward and the secretary of state warns of a coming voter surge.
Morning Report: Pension Strategy Raises Doubts on Pension Board
Two-person fire crews do what they’re meant to do, the airport’s “smell test” for cab drivers, DeMaio courts women and tips to end the junk mail deluge.
Cabbies Who Make Airport Pickups Must Pass the Smell Test – Literally
Cab driver advocates say an airport regulation to protect customers from cabbie body odor stirs up racial stereotypes.
City, MTS Still Idling on Taxi Reform
A new contract for taxi oversight maintains the status quo for drivers – for now.
Committee Wants Worn-Out Cabs Off the Road
The city’s public safety committee is gaining some traction on taxi reform. It moved a proposal to cap the age of vehicles operating as taxis, but is idling on others.
Cab Drivers May Get Reform, But Not All They Wanted
Taxicab drivers wanted the city to reclaim oversight of their industry from the Metropolitan Transit System. It looks like MTS will keep the contract – but with some caveats.
With Filner Out, City Spins Its Wheels On Taxi Reform
Former Mayor Bob Filner set the wheels in motion for the city to take over the taxicab industry. A proposal by interim Mayor Todd Gloria could bring that work to a halt.
Morning Report: Taxi Safety Not Worth Hailing
Startups and downs in San Diego, fact-checking dirt-cheap parking, catch up on the public records debacle and more.
San Diego Is Miles Behind on Taxi Safety Standards
A study last month called into question low wages and poor working conditions for taxicab drivers. But what about conditions for passengers? Should we feel safe in the cars we hire?
LoGo: Labor Needs an Organizer
The future of union political power may be in nonunion workers.