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TAXICAB COMMISSION AGENDA
May 13, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
City Hall,1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Commission and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item.
A. Consideration of the Minutes for the April 22, 2008 Taxicab Commission Meeting.
B. Recommendation of the Taxi Detail for consideration of Public Passenger Vehicle Driver permit:
C. Consideration to change dispatch companies:
D. Consideration of the Taxi Commission to grant a Taxicab or Ramp Taxicab Medallion Holder Permit to:
E. Consideration of the Taxi Commission to remove the following applicant name(s) from the Taxicab/Ramp Taxi waiting list in accordance with Municipal Police Code Section 1080(c)(2) for failure to respond and submit an application:
**Continued from February 26, 2008
Commission needs to vote up/down on these items.
F. Consideration of the Taxi Commission to grant a Color Scheme Change to:
G. Consideration of the Taxi Commission to consider applicant(s) ineligible for a Ramp Medallion for failure to respond after noticed attempt or for declining a Ramp Medallion per Municipal Police Code Section 1080(c)(2) or Municipal Police Code Section 1081(c) for failure to meet the driving experience required by Section 1148.1 for a ramped taxi permit:
This is not an agenda item for this meeting, but serves as a public notice. The following individuals have filed and completed applications for Taxicab Medallion Holder Permits, Ramped Taxicab Medallion Holder Permits or Color Scheme Changes which will be reviewed and considered on the May 27, 2008 hearing.
A. Consideration of the Taxi Commission to grant a Taxicab or Ramp Taxicab Medallion Holder Permit to:
B. Consideration of the Taxi Commission to grant a Color Scheme Change to:
C1. Consideration of the Taxi Commission to approve a Taxi Wrap Color Scheme for the following Color Scheme:
C2. Consideration of the Taxi Commission to approve a Taxi Wrap Color Scheme for the following Color Scheme:
D. Consideration of the Taxi Commission to consider applicant(s) ineligible for a Ramp Medallion for Municipal Police Code Section 1080(c)(2) for failure to respond and submit an application:
E. Consideration of Taxi Commission to Allow Medallion Holder to Park Taxi at Alternate Site:
F. Consideration of Recommended Amendments to Taxicab/Ramped Taxi Rules & Regulations Rules 5.C.34, a copy of the resolution can be found under agenda item 3 Taxicab Safety Camera Program.
G. Consideration for Revocation of Medallion Holder Permits for Non-Compliance with MPC Section 1095:
H. Consideration for Revocation of Color Scheme for Non-Compliance with MPC Section 1095:
I. Commission Request to Calendar
Public Comment may be limited to less than three minutes for a specific item number depending on the number of speakers. Copies of the Commission’s “Procedures for Protesting the Prospective Issuance of a Taxicab/Ramped Taxi Permit (Medallion)” are available upon request at the San Francisco Police Taxicab Detail, 850 Bryant Street, Room 458, each Business day from 9am to 4pm (Documents distributed are in parenthesis) Copies of obtainable documents may be viewed or obtained at the San Francisco Police Taxicab Detail, 850 Bryant Street, Room 458.
ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY
Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available.
Members of the public who wish to listen to, and/or participate in this meeting but are unable to physically attend, may call the Taxi Commission Bridge Line at (415) 554-9632. Call after 6:30 pm and a staff person will handle requests to speak at the appropriate times on the agenda.
Upon request, American Sign Language interpreters and/or sound enhancement systems will be available. Please contact the Taxi Commission at (415) 503-2180, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible.
Upon request, minutes of meetings are available in alternative formats. If you require the use of a reader during a meeting, please contact the Taxi Commission at (415) 503-2180, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late request will be honored if possible.
Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities may call the Taxi Commission at (415) 503-2180 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.
The closest accessible BART station is located in the Civic Center at Market and Eighth Streets. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are Nos. 42 and 90. For information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.
Accessible parking is available at the following locations: two (2) designated blue curb spaces on the southwest corner of McAllister Street at Van Ness Avenue; and the Performing Arts Garage (entrance on Grove Street between Franklin and Gough Streets, immediately behind the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center).
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE
Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. The Sunshine Ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro, Interim Administrator by mail to Sunshine Ordinance Task force, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Citizens interested in obtaining a copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Adele Destro or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at http://www.amlegal.com/sanfran/viewcode.htm
SAN FRANCISCO LOBBYIST ORDINANCE
Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code § 2.100] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; web site: sfgov.org/ethics.
The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound producing electronic devices. (San Francisco Administrative Code, sec. 67A.1)