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TAXICAB COMMISSION AGENDA
December 9, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
City Hall,1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
SPECIAL ORDER 8:30 – 9:00 PM
· Proposed Rule 5.H.4
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 from the November 25, 2008 Taxicab Commission Meeting.
B. Consideration of the Taxi Commission to grant a Taxicab or Ramp Taxicab Medallion Holder Permit to:
C. 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:
D. Consideration of the Taxi Commission to grant a Time Waiver to:
E. Taxi Commission to consider grant a new color scheme permit to:
F. Consideration of the Taxi Commission to grant a Color Scheme Change to:
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 January 13, 2009 hearing.
A. Consideration of the Taxi Commission to grant a Color Scheme Change to:
B. Consideration of the Taxi Commission for Revocation the following Taxicab Medallion Holder Permits for Non-Payment of the Annual Permit Renewal Fee:
C. Commission Request to Calendar
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 more information go to www.sfmta.com. For information about MUNI accessible services, call 311.
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
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 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 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 252-3100; fax (415) 252-3112; web site: www.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)