The city of Agoura Hills is creating a permit process for taxis.
The council on Wednesday will consider the new rules and regulations at its meeting.
In July 2013, the city took over from Los Angeles County the responsibility of licensing new businesses. But according to a report to the City Council, there were no rules in place for taxi operators.
The proposed new law not only defines the business, it also regulates vehicle inspections, background checks for drivers and mandatory controlled substance testing.
“City staff will verify via written documents provided by the applicant that all required test[s] have been completed to the satisfaction of the ordinance,” says a report from Planning Director Mike Kamino.
Permits would have to be renewed annually.
The council meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 30001 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills.