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1.  Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Nolan at 9:10 a.m.

2.  Roll Call


  • Cameron Beach
  • Shirley Breyer Black – absent at Roll Call
  • Tom Nolan

3. Approval of Minutes

On motion to approve the minutes of the December 9, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved (Black-absent).

4. Public Comment


5. Discussion of upcoming SFMTA Board/Parking Authority Commission items. (No explanatory documents.)

  • Motor Vehicles for Hire Rules and Regulations

Wade Crowfoot, Mayor’s Office, discussed a proposal to auction taxi medallions that the Taxi Charter Reform Committee will be developing for presentation to the SFMTA Board of Directors.

Chris Hayashi, Director of Taxis and Accessible Services, presented the draft Rules and Regulations. 


Martin Smith spoke about fleet medallions, peak-time medallions, the process to renew permits, drug testing and raising gates and fees.

Mark Gruberg expressed concern about auctioning medallions, driver earnings and benefits, the composition of the Taxi Advisory Group, drug testing and legislation to increase rates and gates.

Brian Browne stated that there is no system for setting rates.

6. Discussion regarding the operation of the SFMTA Board of Directors/Parking Authority Commission. 

  • Review of calendar items where action by the SFMTA Board/PAC is legally required vs. reviewed by Board request.

No public comment.

7.  Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege.

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved.



8.  Call to Order

Chairman Nolan called the closed session to order at 10:30 p.m.

9.  Roll Call


  • Cameron Beach
  • Shirley Breyer Black
  • Tom Nolan

Also present: 

  • Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary
  • Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff, Director of Administration
  • Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney
  • Ken McDonald, Director, Muni Service Delivery
  • Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic
  • Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer
  • Joanne Hoeper, Deputy City Attorney
  • David Delbon, Deputy City Attorney
  • Jim Hannawalt, Deputy City Attorney
  • Karen Kirby, Deputy City Attorney

10.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to discuss attorney-client matters in the following cases:


Existing Litigation:  

  1. Victoria Rampola Long vs. CCSF Superior Ct. #465058 filed on 7/11/07
  2. Imelda & Rodolfo Torrente vs. CCSF Superior Ct. #461332 filed on 3/20/07
  3. Thomas Fan vs. CCSF Superior Ct. #482162 filed on 11/21/08
    Meixiao Ruan vs. CCSF Superior Ct. #473698 filed on 3/27/08

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session was adjourned at 11:04 p.m.

11. Announcement of Closed Session.

Chairman Nolan announced that the Policy and Governance Committee met in closed session to discuss several cases with the City Attorney.  The committee took no action.

12. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session.

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved.

ADJOURN – The meeting adjourned at 11:05 a.m.

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors.

Roberta Boomer
Board Secretary

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