Palm Beach County taxi drivers would have to accept debit and credit card payments and comply with a county-issued dress code, under a series of new regulations tentatively approved by county commissioners on Tuesday.
The commission voted 6-0 in favor of the new requirements, which would also force larger taxi companies to have handicapped accessible vehicles in their fleet and require inspections for older cars and vans. Commissioner Jess Santamaria was absent during the vote.
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The Palm Beach County Commission also took the following action Tuesday:
Ethics: Appointed former Loxahatchee Groves Vice Mayor Dennis Lipp to the county’s Ethics Ordinance Drafting Committee. Lipp beat out Alan Johnson, the former executive director of the county’s ethics commission, for the seat.
Non-profit funding: Discussed cutting grant money awarded to 13 public service non-profit agencies to redirect it to help pay for the county’s homeless center, but decided not to.