Cab drivers who discriminate at the airport could soon see their permits revoked.
The LA City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to approve a zero-tolerance policy for handling any taxi drivers who deny someone a ride at LAX for prejudicial reasons. The proposal comes after former Major League Baseball player Doug Glanville claimed an LAX cabbie refused to give him a ride because he's black.
Councilman Paul Koretz supported the move -- but said it should also apply to Uber and Lyft.
"There's no reason why they should be left out of this effort to avoid discrimination except that we typically treat them differently," said Koretz.
Under the old rules, taxi drivers would need to commit at least three offenses before his or her permit could be revoked. Now all it takes is one valid discrimination complaint. The policy also does away with any type of informal warning system.