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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
6/2/2008  2:31:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Monica Ghosh, Godden Office 684-8807

Councilmember Jean Godden

COUNCIL HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CHANGES FOR TAXIS
Councilmember Godden wants to hear public comment on increasing licenses and fares

Seattle— Councilmember Jean Godden, chair of the Finance and Budget Committee, today announced a public hearing on Thursday, June 5, 2 p.m., in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, on proposed legislation that will change the regulation of Seattle’s taxicabs. The new legislation would increase the number of licenses for taxis from 667 to 1000 and require that new taxis get 30 miles to the gallon.

Councilmember Godden said, “We hope to hear from the public about these important changes to how the City regulates taxicabs.”

For those who wish to testify, a sign-up sheet will be available outside the Council Chamber one-half hour before the public hearing. Questions concerning the public hearing may be directed to Monica Ghosh in Councilmember Godden’s office, by calling (206) 684-8807 or via email at: monica.ghosh@seattle.gov

The City Council Chamber is accessible. Print and communications access is provided on prior request. Please contact Councilmember Godden’s office at (206) 684-8807 as soon as possible to request accommodation for a disability.

For those unable to attend the public hearing, comments will be accepted through Friday, July 4. Please mail your comments to: Councilmember Jean Godden, Chair; Finance & Budget Committee; Seattle City Council; P.O. Box 34025; Seattle, WA 98124-4025.

The legislation is available through the City Clerk’s Office at (206) 684-8344 or on their website by typing in Council Bill number 116210.

What: Public Hearing on Proposed Changes for Taxis in Seattle
Where: Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Council Chamber, Second Floor
When: Thursday, June 5, 2 p.m.

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