The City Commission approved a new taxi service Monday evening after a good deal of discussion about the viability and wisdom of allowing another taxi company to operate in the city.

The City Commission approved a new taxi service Monday evening after a good deal of discussion about the viability and wisdom of allowing another taxi company to operate in the city.

DL Peeps is the name of the service, and the startup business was approved after commissioners discussed the need for a fourth taxi service in the city.

Commissioner Ben Sander took a free market approach to the taxi discussion, saying that he sees no reason the new company shouldn’t be able to operate.

The taxi services in the city have been at odds with each other for years, but the battles between the companies have “calmed down” in recent months, according to police chief Keith Schroeder.

Mayor Richard Johnson said that the language covering taxi licensing is “pretty vague” while supporting the request.

It seemed that the commission was amenable to letting the new service succeed or fail without interference from the city.

“I’m comfortable with letting another one operate,” commissioner Dale Robbins said.