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February 19, 2002 Public Hearing:

  1. MAXIMUM TAXICAB FARE RATE INCREASE

Council will conduct a public hearing regarding a proposal to increase the maximum taxicab fare rate, effective February 19, 2002, as follows:   

  • Flag Drop - from $2.00 to $2.40 

  • Per 1/10 mile from 0.20 to $0.24  

  • Waiting Time or Traffic Delay from $20.00 to $24.00 per hour or from $0.20 to $0.24 for each 36 seconds     

The City of Berkeley tax fare rates have not increased in five years. Staff verified that higher taxicab fare rates now exist in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Fremont, and Daly City.  (These are the only cities that set rates in the vicinity of Berkeley). 

  

In order to improve the quality of taxi service in Berkeley, additional requirements have been imposed on taxi companies, which amount to more fees. The City would like to show the taxi companies that we value their service to the community and we do not wish to create financial hardships with these improvements to the taxi program. 

  

For further information, contact Roy Phelps, Senior Field Representative at (510) 987-7264. 

  

The data for calculating the fees is based upon the cost of providing these services, and a detailed report is available for review in the City Clerk Department, 2180 Milvia Street.     


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City Clerk Department
2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California  94704
Telephone (510) 981-6900; TDD (510) 981-6903; Fax (510) 981-6901
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
E-mail:
clerk@ci.berkeley.ca.us
Graphic: New Information Note: Some City buildings and services will be closed to the public on holidays and reduced services days. Access the City's Holiday and Reduced Service Days Schedule.