Hollister City Council members next week are set to consider whether to approve a third taxicab carrier in the city.
The public hearing set for the 6:30 p.m. Monday meeting at Hollister City Hall, 375 Fifth St., is for council members to weigh a license for LTD Taxi.
That business would be the third official taxi carrier in Hollister, along with Hollister Taxi and Yellowcab, for which council members approved a license in 2009 to become the second carrier.
LTD Taxi had been operating as a cab business in December before competitors spurred questions over its legality. LTD is a subsidiary of the LTD SUV Limousine Network and changed to using that moniker while seeking proper permits.
As for Monday’s meeting, Hollister requires new taxi companies to go through a police background check and consideration from the council whether a third company is necessary.