Stateline Taxi receives permit |

Stateline Taxi receives permit

Stateline Taxi was granted a permit Thursday to operate in the city of South Lake Tahoe.

South Lake Tahoe Police Cmdr. George Brown presided over Stateline Taxi owner Jeffrey Lincoln’s taxicab applicant hearing, where Lincoln was approved for a one-year permit.

Many complaints were made to the police department in past months regarding Lincoln’s use of a radio scanner to “jump” incoming calls to other cab companies.

But Brown said he believes Lincoln will operate fairly and within regulations.

“There was some opposition to the decision. However the opposition was based on past business practices which we believe and hope have been remedied through the permit application process,” said Brown, adding there were seven audience members during Thursday’s hearing. “There was no legitimate reason to deny the permit. (Lincoln) is fully aware that he has some fence mending to do with the other taxi cab operators in town.”

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