The Sacramento Bee says the proposed ordinance approved Tuesday by a City Council committee would require drivers to wear collared shirts, slacks and closed-toe shoes. They must drive newer vehicles and keep them cleaner. They must accept credit cards. And they will be required to take a test to prove they can speak some English and count change correctly.
The proposal has drawn support from Yellow Cab and other large taxi operators, as well as from hotels and downtown convention executives.
But some firms don't like the proposed rules, saying they could drive smaller operators out of business.
The full council is expected to take up the issue within the next two months.
Work continues on a boil on a Sacramento River levee near the Natomas Cross Canal.
Mayors from Sacramento and San Diego said on Friday that California should be open to working with the Trump Administration on infrastructure projects that benefit the state.
UPDATE Feb 1. 6:57 a.m.: The West Sacramento Police Department says the Tower Bridge reopened along with its adjoining roadways Tuesday night.
In the past week, two homeless people have died while camping on Sacramento City Hall property. Now the city is offering medical services to people seeking shelter on City Hall grounds.
The shooting death of a Grant High School football player has led to the arrest of 20 gang members in north Sacramento.