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Notice and Agenda



Monday October 24, 2011
2nd Floor Atrium Conference Room
One South Van Ness Avenue

1:00 P.M.


Ruach Graffis; John Han; Dan Hinds; Tara Housman; Richard Hybels; David Khan; Barry Korengold; Timothy Lapp; John Lazar; Tone Lee; Carl Macmurdo ;William Minikel; William Mounsey; Athan Rebelos; Chris Sweis

Christiane Hayashi

Joselyn Caceres

Accessible meeting policy - One South Van Ness Avenue

Supporting documents:

Supporting documents, accessible PDF

Item 6a, accessible PDF

Item 6b, PDF

Item 6b, blind-accessible PDF

Item7 alternative 2C, scanned PDF For accessibility assistance, please contact Joselyn Caceres, 415.701.4400.


1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting.

4. Approval of Minutes from September 26, 2011 (Discussion and Action)

5. Public Comment:
Members of the public may address the Taxi Advisory Council on matters that are within the Taxi Advisory Council’s jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar.

6. Report of the Council Liaison (Discussion and possible action)

    a. Staff Update

    b. Regulatory Reform Update: Review of proposed amendment to Transportation Code regarding Ramp Taxi Enforcement, driver permit renewal schedule, removal of jitney bus provisions, requirements for color scheme transfers, removing requirement that permit applicants demonstrate financial responsibility, removing medallion holders from the list of sellers when they decline to sell their medallion, clarifying that medallion purchasers can re-sell their medallion regardless of age or disability, and re-opening the opportunity to sell a medallion to medallion holders who have a driving requirement and have attained the age of 60 or older as of December 31, 2011 or who notify the SFMTA of a disability by February, 2012.

    c. Taxi Medallion Sales Pilot Program Update


7. Discussion of alternative plans to medallion pilot program (discussion only)

8. Adding a general discussion item to agenda (discussion and possible action)

9. Discuss recommendations to make DTS an independent division (discussion and possible action)

10. Council Member requests for information. (Discussion only)

11. Schedule upcoming calendar items. (Discussion and Action)


Next regular meeting time/location:

Monday, November 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
2nd Floor Atrium Conference Room
1 South Van Ness Avenue

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. This 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 or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415.554.7724; by fax at 415.554.7854; or by email at

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at

Lobbyist Ordinance

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415.581.2300, fax 415.581.2317, or visit their Web site at

Sound-Producing Devices

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman 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.

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