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In Nome, One Incident of “Illegitimate” Taxi Cab Practice Leads To Discussion of Bigger Picture

“As far as what the penalties for not having your chauffeur’s license are, if we happen to stop somebody that’s carrying passengers for fare and they don’t have a chauffeur’s license, then the person is subject to a fine, the company is subject to a fine, the vehicle is subject to impound…” Chief John Papasodora said after an alleged incident of improper taxi business operations.

Mayor Richard Beneville signing resolutions after a City Council meeting Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus/KNOM (2016).

Resolution on Taxi License Transfers Fails After Long Deliberations

“The City Council shall determine… the maximum number of taxi cabs to be licensed for commercial purposes within the City. It doesn’t say anything about the licenses becoming a property right,” Councilman Brown stated about the resolution to transfer three taxi licenses from EZ Cab to Mr. Kab. The resolution failed during Monday’s City Council meeting.

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