More than 30 taxi drivers demonstrated outside the county's Hall of Administration in Santa Ana on Tuesday, protesting the Board of Supervisor's decision in March to award a contract at John Wayne Airport to a competing firm.
Drivers from A Taxi Cab said they are upset with the board for giving a new company, American Taxi, the exclusive contract to handle airport business.
"We will hold demonstrations every Tuesday when the board meets," Kamron Mashayekhi said. 'We can't win before the Board of Supervisors, but maybe we can win in the court of public opinion."
Protesters carried signs that read, "Board Unfair," and loudly chanted "Unfair!" for nearly two hours.
In March, the board replaced A Taxi, which had held the airport contract for four years, with American Taxi, which had been in business barely four months, but will pay the county a higher fee per taxi passenger.