The City of Ashland has regulated taxicab companies and taxicabs through the Ashland Municipal Code (AMC) for almost 20 years, but the AMC does not address newer forms of vehicle for hire services offered by Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft. In addition, the AMC does not allow TNCs to operate under their current models. The City is considering amendments to the AMC to address these newer forms of vehicle for hire services. The proposed amendments are set forth in the below ordinance. The proposed ordinance was presented to the Transportation Commission at its May 17, June 21and July 19, 2018 meetings in order for it to make a formal recommendation for the City Councilís consideration to be discussed at the August 21, 2018 Council Business Meeting.