Kenner revamping taxi guidelines

KENNER, La. (AP) - While New Orleans officials and taxi drivers bicker over new licensing guidelines, Kenner officials are quietly revamping their rules for cabs and expect to have new procedures ready in six months.

The Advocate reports the Jefferson Parish city has had a moratorium on new taxi licenses since April 2011. Last month, the City Council voted to extend the ban for another six months. The ban applies only to companies or individual operators who are not based in Kenner.

Councilman Kent Denapolis, chairman of the city's taxicab committee, said more time is needed to complete the new guidelines. Kenner's taxi rules have been unchanged since the 1970s.

The moratorium was declared after the city was swamped by an influx of applications from companies upset with the process in New Orleans.

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