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.
The change comes as lawmakers are making final decisions on hundreds of bills, including big ticket items like how to pay for road repairs and Medi-Cal services.
The Sacramento Fire Department says more "training burns" along the American River Parkway provide buffers and can prevent larger fires.
People in the Sacramento-area exceeded the mandated water conservation goal last month.
(AP) - A California lawmaker who wants to allow terminally ill patients to take life-ending drugs is postponing a vote on the contentious legislation as support lags.
Sacramento-area homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of three men found shot to death in cars overnight.