Cab Tab

Add to the countys mammoth failures (bankruptcy, toll roads, El Toro) one more

This raises the possibility that the cab monopoly at John Wayne exists because the county supervisors who ultimately approve a contract derive some benefit—like campaign contributions—from the fight over the monopoly. In the months leading up to the March 2000 JWA taxi-contract decision, taxi executives—including Schorling—beefed up their contributions to the county supervisors.

"We really need to stop these sole-source practices," said Grindle. "Our committee will be proposing changes in May."

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