Sacramento has earned the ire of local cab drivers by suggesting they shower more often, speak English and be able to make change. "Telling people to take showers!? To take an English test!?" asks Kazman Zaido, indignation audible in his voice. Zaido, head of the Sacramento Taxi Cab Union, says many of the drivers in his union have worked in Sacramento for many years. They know perfectly well what level of professionalism is expected of them, he says, and they deliver it. In his view, such rules, if implemented at all, should apply only to new drivers. Dozens of angry drivers marched yesterday on Sacramento's city hall in opposition to these and other new controls, according to the Sacramento Bee. The city's revenue manager, Brad Wasson, tells ABC News the big cab companies endorse the rules, which are the result of more than 20 meetings over the past 18 months between city officials and representatives from the taxi and hotel industries. "From all that, we have established a set of best practices," he says. Wasson says virtually all the opposition comes from smaller cab companies and independent drivers. Read More >
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