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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Oxford aldermen will hear from the public June 17 on proposed changes to the city's taxi ordinance that would limit what cabs can charge riders and require all cab drivers to have video cameras.

Alderman Jay Hughes tells the Oxford Eagle (http://bit.ly/1iA4toK ) he and other board members have received complaints about some taxi companies gouging customers during home football game and other big events.

Currently, cab drivers can charge $10 per passenger within the city limits or to the University of Mississippi campus and $2.50 for each additional stop.

The proposal would allow the first passenger to be charged $10 with each additional passenger paying $5 if they are going to the same place. If more than one stop is required, inside the city limits, the driver can charge $2.50.

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Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com

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