City of Mississauga is set to issue 33 new taxicab plates following input from stakeholders and the public.
“The City of Mississauga maintains a Priority List for the issuance of new taxicab licences as required by the City’s Public Vehicle Licensing By-law 420-04,” said Mickey Frost, director of Enforcement. “The City’s process for issuing new taxi licences is to publish a notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the City and by posting in the office of all the licensed Taxicab Brokers. This process promotes participation from stakeholders and the public regarding this issuance of new taxicab plates. According to the recent City of Mississauga Council decision supporting the issuance of new taxi cab licences, the first thirty-three (33) names from the Priority List, in the order as they appear on the Priority List, would be entitled to the issuance of a licence if they meet the criteria set out in the by-law.”
Frost explains, the Priority List is a list of eligible taxicab industry members who have paid an annual fee to remain in a numbered position on the Priority List which determines the order that they may receive a taxicab owner’s licence should Council approve the issuance of new plates as per the requirements stated in the Public Vehicle Licence By-law, 420-04, as amended. The City of Mississauga has not issued new taxi licences since 2008.
On March 5, 2014, City of Mississauga Council adopted the recommendations of the Public Vehicle Advisory Committee (PVAC) supporting thirty-three (33) new taxicab plates as outlined in the report from the Commissioner of Transportation and Works dated November 25, 2013 entitled “2010 and 2012 Taxicab Plate Issuance.”
Any person objecting to the issuance of a taxicab owner’s licence as outlined in the Priority List must file their objection in writing with the licence manager by April 7, 2014.
Concerns should be forwarded to:
Daryl Bell, Manager of Mobile Licensing Enforcement
3235 Mavis Rd, Ground Floor
Mississauga, Ontario, L5C 1T7