Municipal Operations Committee Meeting

Monday, November 26, 2012

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:43 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:22 PM

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Michael J Germain
Councilor William J Eddy
Councilor Konstantina B Lukes

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Michael J Germain Councilor William J Eddy Councilor Konstantina B Lukes Councilor Joseph C. O'Brien
Also:City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk



Order of Mayor Joseph Petty, Councilor Tony Economou, Councilor Michael J. Germain, Councilor William J. Eddy - Request the Standing Committee on Municipal Operations conduct at least one public hearing to consider the following proposed changes to the regulations and rules governing livery companies and livery drivers: 1) that livery companies must own and control licenses for livery drivers and that drivers will only be able to have a livery driver's license if they are employed by a livery company, and 2) that drivers who own and operate their own cars, which are licensed livery vehicles, can only operate as liveries if affiliated with a livery company, and 3) that regulations continue to reflect the 2-hour regulations, and 4) that livery companies be required to maintain a physical office with log books and pertinent records, and 5) that a special work order be drafted by the City which livery drivers can produce when required to do so while waiting to pick up customers who have previously placed a pick-up reservation with a livery company at Union Station or the Airport, and 6) that the number of livery car licenses be capped at the current level, and 7) that regulation and oversight for livery cars and drivers be placed under the jurisdiction of the License Commission. # 9c CC October 23, 2012


1. Luis Velazquez, Worcester resident
2. Jo Hart, Worcester resident
3. Ilirjan Aliko, Worcester resident
4. Robert Longdon, Holden resident
5. Juan Gomez, Worcester resident

On a roll call of 2 in favor and 1 in opposition, (Germain, Eddy in favor, Lukes opposed) recommend adoption of the accompanying Order to request City Manager request the City Solicitor incorporated the above changes to the rules, regulations and/or Ordinances relative to Livery Companies and Livery Drivers for consideration by the full City Council and further, that these amendments be in effect for a 90 day trial from the date of enactment by City Council.

Chairman's Orders

Request the City Manager request the City Solicitor to advise the City Council whether or not medical transport service providers are exempt from taxi and livery regulations.

Request the City Manager request the City Solicitor to advise the City Council of the regulatory consequences to an individual who owns or operates a motor vehicle for hire without the issuance of a license to conduct same.


Communication of the City Manager transmitting informational communication relative to Liveries. # 9.13A CM May 22, 2012

In Committee July 26, 2012 - Held


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