Taxi drivers in Palm Beach County must accept credit cards and comply with a county dress code under a series of new regulations approved by county commissioners Tuesday.
Although several taxi owners complained that credit card fees would zap their earnings and that they could be stiffed when credit cards are declined, the requirement came as good news for Chris Holcomb and Danielle Ford, both wheelchair users, who told the commission they use credit cards rather than cash whenever possible.
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The commission also approved:
- Glades: A rate reduction of 6.5 percent for a period of eight years for customers of Glades Utility Authority (GUA).
- Jupiter: A lease with Jupiter Community Health Services, Inc. (JCHS) to expand Jupiter Health Center on Indiantown Road for e a no-cost medical/dental clinic.
- Juno Beach: Spending $1 million to buy an acre along the Intracoastal Waterway to expand Bert Winters Park for a possible rowing club and other park programs.