COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN THEIR 10/27/15 MEETING VOTED TO DEREGULATE VEHICLE FOR HIRE INDUSTRY NAPLES DAILY NEWS Greg Stanley 10/27/15 - 3:01 pm LATE BREAKING TWITTER NOTES: Henning moves to deregulate vehicle for hire industry, taxi companies along with Uber. Industry is deregulated, commissioners vote 4-1. Essentially, anyone with a driver's license will be able to operate a cab here. Collier becomes the second county in FL to stop regulating taxis, behind Sarasota. Collier, then, is taking the polar opposite approach as Lee County, which is cracking down on Uber and its drivers. Collier County will no longer issue taxi licenses. No background checks will be done on any drivers.