Another elected official standing up for his constituents ...
Colorado State Senator Ted Harvey becomes the latest elected official to represent his constituents by asking the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to hear the case of Mile High Cab.
Sen. Harvey writes, to the PUC board:
September 7, 2010
The Honorable Ron Binz
The Honorable James Tarpey
The Honorable Matt Baker
Chairman and Members of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission
1560 Broadway Suite 250
Denver, Colorado 80202
Re: Mile High Cab, Inc.
Dear Commissione Binz,Tarpey and Baker:
I have reviewed the decision in the Matter of Mile High Cab Inc. rendered by Administrative Law Judge Paul Gomez.
Judge Gomez I am certain is a dedicated public servant. However, his decision with respect to this matter I believe is contrary to the intent of the Legislature.
In passing Legislation in 2008 and 2009 the Legislature wanted to open up competition in the cab industry. As a Senator from Douglas County I want my constituents to have more not fewer public transportation options. Currently, it's very difficult to obtain a cab in Douglas County. More competition that benefits communities such as the one I represent is what my colleagues and I in the Legislature intended.