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About the Taxi Advisory Council

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors has authorized the formation of a Taxi Advisory Council (TAC) that will provide diverse representation from all segments of the San Francisco taxi industry to monitor the implementation of the Taxi Medallion Sales Pilot Program and advise the Board on long-term reform.  The 15-member Advisory Council will be made up of:

  • three representatives from the largest three companies: Yellow, Luxor and DeSoto,
  • three representatives from smaller companies,
  • three medallion holders not employed by a company,
  • three drivers on the waiting list, and
  • three drivers not on the waiting list.

The Taxi Advisory Council is an advisory body to the SFMTA, and shall “monitor the issues that arise during the Taxi Medallion Sales Pilot Program, evaluate the effects of the Pilot Program on all sectors of the taxi industry, and provide advice to the SFMTA Board of Directors and the Director of Transportation.” SF Transportation Code, Division II, Section 1109(e)(11). The Advisory Council is required to prepare a report containing its assessment of the Taxi Medallion Sales Pilot Program and its recommendations regarding a long-term Medallion reform program no later than December 31, 2010. The Advisory Council will be staffed by personnel from the Taxi Services section of the SFMTA.

Rules of Order

Taxi Advisory Council Rules of Order


The SFMTA TAC may be contacted as follows:

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Taxi Advisory Council
One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor
San Francisco, California 94103-5417

415.701.5433  Voice
415.701.5437  Fax

Notices and agendas are accessed from this page.

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at One South Van Ness Avenue, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours.

Council Members

  • Ruach Graffis (Badge # 51093)
  • John Han (Badge # 60814; Waiting List # 9-366)
  • Dan Hinds (National/Veterans Cab)
  • Tara Housman (Medallion # 984)
  • Richard Hybels (Metro Cab)
  • David Khan (Badge # 58979)
  • Barry Korengold (Medallion # 1324)
  • Timothy Lapp (Yellow Cab Co-op)
  • John Lazar (Luxor Cab)
  • Tone Lee (Big Dog)
  • Carl Macmurdo (Medallion # 906)
  • William Mounsey (Badge # 62892; Waiting List # 6-965)
  • Athan Rebelos (DeSoto Cab Co-op)
  • Chris Sweis (Royal Taxi/Big Dog City)

Meeting Location

The first meeting of the TAC took place on August 18, 2010, at City Hall. Since then, meetings have been held at One South Van Ness.

Locations, agendas and other information related to future TAC meetings will be posted on this page.

Accessibility information for City Hall

Accessibility information for One South Van Ness Avenue

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at:

Second Floor Atrium Conference Room
One South Van Ness Avenue.

Agendas, minutes and other documents

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Please note that the Taxi Advisory Council was created in order to monitor and report to the SFMTA Board on the effects of the Taxi Medallion Sales Pilot Program on the San Francisco taxi industry for a period of two years. S.F. Transportation Code Section 1116(k).

The TAC held its first meeting in August, 2010. The final meeting of the TAC's original two-year term is tentatively scheduled for July 23, 2012. Whether or not the SFMTA Board chooses to re-authorize the TAC or a successor taxi industry advisory body, Taxi Town Hall Meetings will continue at the SFMTA as a forum for taxi industry discussions with the SFMTA.



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