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Tyler's city council meeting has started. On the agenda today, a city law change that could welcome @Uber. #7onscene pic.twitter.com/fSdccF0xW6
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:06 Julia Jenaé
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It's a popular meeting today...fully packed house! @CityofTyler #7onscene pic.twitter.com/im0pjzrUKr
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:06 Julia Jenaé
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ICYMI: Here's our story that breaks down what's expected from today's taxi regulation vote. kltv.com/story/32765123… @Uber #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:06 Julia Jenaé
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The protested drug clinic opening in North Tyler last year is up for an extended zoning permit. raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/28201366… #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:06 Julia Jenaé
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Clinic Cenikor was protested for concerns that it would bring crime and a negative environment for the West Gentry Pkwy area. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:06 Julia Jenaé
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City officials say they've had no increase in police calls or incidents due to the clinic. District councilman Ed Moore agreed. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:06 Julia Jenaé
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City council members approved extending Cenikor's temporary use permit to a more permanent one. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:06 Julia Jenaé
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The taxi ordinance agenda item is up now. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:06 Julia Jenaé
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Tyler's traffic engineer says 14 cities in Texas have transportation ordinances similar to the one proposed to the council. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Women who presented the petition to city council months ago supporting @Uber are speaking. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Supporters of @Uber in @CityofTyler are asked to stand. About 15 people rise. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Resident: we need to give people an option not to drink and drive and make our streets safer. @Uber @CityofTyler #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Man who owns limo service says he is opposed to @Uber because they don't have to carry $1M liability insurance like he has to. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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He says compliance is important, and he'll do whatever the city wants him to do to comply. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Another man, supports @Uber says the Tyler taxi is great but the city has grown so much,there's not enough drivers to meet needs. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Resident: It will give ppl the opportunity to earn.He gives example of a mom who drove 2 wks to pay for a child's swim lessons. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Another resident (over 6 have spoken) says she supports @Uber because she loves the interesting stories from Uber drivers. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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We're up to over 7 supporters from public, 1 opposed. Current speaker says it's about free enterprise. #7onscene pic.twitter.com/ds7FsJ8tzZ
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Owner of Tyler's taxi company is addressing council now. He says he marked his comment card For and Against the agenda item. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Taxi owner: I'm against the ordinance change because it's changed twice before & the people adversely affected aren't represented. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Taxi co. owner Jamal Moharer says he questions a company (like Uber) that refuses to accept cash as a method of payment. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Taxi owner says "We have an app!" and if you use us, 20% of your money doesn't go to San Francisco. It stays here. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Mayor asks Moharer how he does his driver background checks. Moharer says he thought the Tyler PD had been doing it. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:07 Julia Jenaé
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Tyler police chief Toller comes forward and says they haven't done background checks on taxi drivers for 10 years. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:08 Julia Jenaé
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The traffic department rep says the $25 taxi permit application fee isn't enough to pay for a third party background check. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:09 JuliaJenae7
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Mayor Heines asked if there have been any "incidents" with Tyler's taxi drivers. Chief Toler says no. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:11 JuliaJenae7
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Mayor Heines: I guess Jamal (Moharer) has been doing a good job in hiring and the free enterprise system has taken care of it. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:11 JuliaJenae7
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Councilmember Sellers wants to know if @Uber will list @CityofTyler on its insurance. Uber rep says yes. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:17 JuliaJenae7
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Sellers also says she wishes @Uber carried $1M or $2M in liability insurance. They carry $300k. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:22 JuliaJenae7
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Council is discussing the issue of past background checks (or lack thereof) again. #7onscene pic.twitter.com/czqvdOUePC
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:27 JuliaJenae7
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.@CityofTyler traffic dept. head says the ordinances weren't clear on who was responsible for doing the background check. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:28 JuliaJenae7
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Basically, both the city & the taxi company thought the other was checking taxi drivers, so no one ended up doing it for a decade. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 10:31 JuliaJenae7
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Food trucks are being discussed. Carlo D'angelo wants to open a truck park in Tyler but says the health dept makes it impossible. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 11:38 JuliaJenae7
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Mayor Heines says he's had enough of Net Health's limitations when it comes to food trucks. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 11:38 JuliaJenae7
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D'angelo says the 1 operating food truck Curbside Taco's temp permit has expired & NET health won't give them a permanent one. #7onscene
Wednesday August 24, 2016 11:49 JuliaJenae7
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Suspended Smith Co. Judge Joel Baker is in court for the 1st time since his June indictment for violating TX Open Meetings Act. #7onscene
Thursday August 25, 2016 9:31 JuliaJenae7
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Baker says he waives his right to an arraignment and enters a plea of not guilty. #7onscene pic.twitter.com/46bNyYVajr
Thursday August 25, 2016 9:33 JuliaJenae7
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In today's hearing Judge Jack Carter will hear motions that have been filed in the case. #7onscene pic.twitter.com/1axffG0qIl
Thursday August 25, 2016 9:37 JuliaJenae7
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One motion is over a request the @TXAG attorney made for emails from the Smith Co. DA's office. #7onscene
Thursday August 25, 2016 9:39 JuliaJenae7
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Smith Co. DA Matt Bingham is in court arguing against the subpoena for 150,000 county emails. #7onscene
Thursday August 25, 2016 9:52 JuliaJenae7
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DA Bingham argues those emails could include sensitive health or tax information of citizens that are irrelevant to the case. #7onscene
Thursday August 25, 2016 9:54 JuliaJenae7
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The judge says search should be limited to emails about American Traffic Solutions contract. AG attorney wants to review all 150K. #7onscene
Thursday August 25, 2016 9:57 JuliaJenae7
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Jason Brody is an assistant attorney with @TXAG. He called himself the district attorney pro tem for Smith Co. in this case. #7onscene
Thursday August 25, 2016 10:00 JuliaJenae7
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DA Bingham recused himself from bringing the case against Judge Baker, but the subpoena has him in court today. #7onscene
Thursday August 25, 2016 10:02 JuliaJenae7
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Meanwhile, while DA Bingham and Assistant AG Brody argue back and forth, Baker and his attorney sit quietly. #7onscene
Thursday August 25, 2016 10:05 JuliaJenae7
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Baker's attorney Joe Murphy said they have "no dog in this fight" #7onscene
Thursday August 25, 2016 10:05 JuliaJenae7
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The email issue is tabled by the judge until 11:30. Baker's attorney is back up arguing a discovery motion. #7onscene
Thursday August 25, 2016 10:09 JuliaJenae7
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Baker's attorney says he's been trying to get documentation of JoAnn Flemings political contributions to Smith Co. officials. #7onscene
Thursday August 25, 2016 10:11 JuliaJenae7
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Fleming is president of watchdog group Grassroots America We The People. They filed the @TXAG complaint against Baker. #7onscene
Thursday August 25, 2016 10:15 JuliaJenae7
 
 
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