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Rules and Regulations Subcommittee


August 11, 2008 at 12:30 p.m.

City Hall,1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place               

Room 408

  1. Call to Order/Roll Call
  2. General Public Comment (Please limit public comment to items not on the agenda)
  3. Adoption of Minutes from the July 21, 2008 Subcommittee Meeting [ACTION]
  4. Consideration of Amendments to Taxicab/Ramped Taxi Rules & Regulations, Section 4, Medallion Holders [DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION]
  5. Consideration of Amendments to Taxicab/Ramped Taxi Rules & Regulations, Section 5, Color Schemes [DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION]
  6. Consideration of Amendments to Taxicab/Ramped Taxi Rules & Regulations, Section 6, Drivers [DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION]
  7. Consideration of Amendments to Taxicab/Ramped Taxi Rules & Regulations, Section 7, Training [DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION]
  8. Consideration of Amendments to Taxicab/Ramped Taxi Rules & Regulations, Section 8, Dispatch [DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION]
  9. Consideration of 2008 Color Scheme Standards: Proposed Rules 4.A.13 and 5.A.10, Amendments to MPC § 1125; and Proposed 2008 Color Scheme Standards Regulations [ACTION]
  10. Consideration of Commission’s Worker’s Compensation Requirements [DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION]
  11. Consideration of Commission’s Rules Concerning Long Term Leases [DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION]
  12. Adjournment






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).




A meeting is a public forum and broad reign must be given to a speaker’s right to self-expression.  A member of the public has the right to criticize the policy body’s programs, practices, policies and services, as well as its members and staff.  The presiding officer nonetheless may reasonably confine a speaker’s comments to the agenda item being addressed or, for general public comment, to the subject matter jurisdiction of the policy body.


A policy body has the power to adopt reasonable rules and regulations relating to public comment.  Govt. Code Section 54954.3(b); Admin Code Section 67.15(c). The Sunshine Ordinance requires all policy bodies to allow each member of the public to speak once on each calendar item for up to three minutes.  Admin. Code Section 67.15. The policy body may limit public comment on an agenda item to less than three minutes per speaker, based on such factors as the nature of the agenda item, the number of anticipated speakers for that item, and the number and anticipated duration of other agenda items.


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  


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





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:





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)



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