CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: February 14, 2006
Subject/Title: Report of Rate Schedule filed by AA Brentwood Taxi as
required by section 5.60.150 of the Brentwood Municipal Code; update of AA
Brentwood Taxi License Application and Driver’s Permit Application
Prepared by: Margaret Wimberly, City Clerk
Submitted by: Karen Chew, Assistant City Manager
Accept report of Rate Schedule filed by AA Brentwood Taxi as required by
section 5.60.150 of the Brentwood Municipal Code.
Chapter 5.60 of the Brentwood Municipal Code, Taxicabs, was adopted by
Ordinance 17 in 1948, and section 5.60.010 was revised by Ordinance 271 in
On December 27, 2005, AA Brentwood Taxi filed a Taxi License Application
with the Police Department, the application listed Richard Eaton and Roger
Collins as the owners. The Municipal Code requires that once a license
application is filed, no license be granted within forty-days after the date
of the filing of the application and that the Police Department complete a
background investigation of the license applicants.
In addition to the background investigation proof of Liability Insurance,
which is described in section 5.60.080 of the Municipal Code (attached), is
also required for the issuance of a Taxi License.
In addition to a Taxi License for the business, a Taxi Driver’s Permit is
required for each driver of the taxi, and may be issued by the City Clerk
following the filing of a Taxi Driver’s Permit Application once the
following requirements are met: The driver must evidence a proficient
knowledge of the traffic laws of the City of Brentwood and the State of
California, and demonstrate the ability to operate a taxicab or rent car,
all to the satisfaction of the City Clerk. The driver shall be fingerprinted
by, and his record filed in, the Police Department Bureau of Identification
and, shall also provide two recent photographs and proof that the driver is
over the age of eighteen years.
Pursuant to Government Code 53075.5 a test for Controlled Substances and
Alcohol is also required for each driver. The test will be administered at
the applicant’s expense by a certified testing center, with test results
reported directly to the City, and the applicant will be notified of the
The forty-day waiting period expired on February 5, 2006, and if proof of
liability insurance is filed with the City Clerk’s office, the Taxi License
will be issued to AA Brentwood Taxi.
The Taxi Driver’s Permits will be issued to Richard Eaton and Roger Collins
once the City Clerk’s office receives evidence of a valid California
Driver’s License for each driver, two recent photographs of each driver,
proof of age(over 18), and proof of negative test results for Controlled
Substances and Alcohol for each driver.
On January 13, 2006, Richard Eaton of the Taxi Company filed a rate schedule
with the City Clerk’s office. Section 5.160.150 of the Brentwood Municipal
Code requires that the City Clerk file a copy of the rates with the Police
Department and report the rates to the City Council at its next regular
meeting. If a changed rate schedule is filed by the owner, it must be
approved by a resolution of the City Council.
At the City Council meeting of January 24, 2006, Richard Eaton, AA Brentwood
Taxi, spoke under citizens comments at the Council meeting and requested
that his application be approved. At that time the forty-day waiting period
required by the Code had not yet elapsed. While Mr. Eaton had filed a
business license application with the City’s Finance Department on December
21, 2005, that is a separate document and does not apply to the forty-day
As stated in the background section of this agenda item, the City’s Taxicab
Ordinance was adopted in 1948, and one section amended in 1976. In reviewing
the subject application and current process with the City Attorney, it was
determined that a comprehensive review of the City’s Taxi Ordinance should
be undertaken and the ordinance revised and updated. A revised ordinance
will be brought forward for your consideration at a future meeting.
There is no fiscal impact associated with this action.
Chapter 5.60 of the Brentwood Municipal Code – Taxicabs
Rates provided by AA Brentwood Taxi