Valley Cab Company 1963 Franchise Summary, Political Lobbying

This report is for sale on Ebay.

There is some damage from moisture, but given the unique nature of this item, I think it’s acceptable.

This is a report that describes the Valley Cab Company, of the San Fernando Valley, and appears to be prepared for the purpose of lobbying city officials and elected leaders about fare increases.

This report includes photographs, photocopies of advertisements, taxi cab scrip, a scrip booklet, extensive tables that show the size of the taxi business in Los Angeles, comparisons to other utility rates, note of a union contract with the Teamsters, a map.

This was prepared in 1963, when the San Fernando Valley was undergoing intensive development, as agricultural uses were displaced for residential uses.

Provenance: my father, Taro Kawakami, worked at Los Angeles City Hall, and probably got it from there.

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