Taxi operators want fair competition

SANDUSKY The owners of two registered cab companies in Sandusky don't object to the city's updated t
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

The owners of two registered cab companies in Sandusky don't object to the city's updated taxi ordinance, but say it's hurting business because they are the only ones following the law.

The new law put on the books last summer requires annual registration with the city, proof of commercial insurance, a licensing fee, reporting sales taxes, having criminal background checks and vehicle inspections by the Ohio State Patrol.

The problem isn't the law, but the enforcement, say cab company owners Tony Butts of Cruisin' City and Tony Spraziuso of Best Bet shuttle service. Butts and Spraziuso say they registered to legitimately do business in the city of Sandusky, but are in competition with at least eight other companies that aren't licensed.