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Agenda for the May 9, 2007 Taxicab Commission Meeting

Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Final draft made public.

2041 MLK Ave SE  - Suite 204 – Hearing Room
WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2007 at 10 am


I. Call to Order
II. Moment of Silence
III. Determination of Quorum
IV. Communication from the following
       A.   Interim Chairperson
       B.   Members of the Commission: 
              Commissioner Tapscott – Proposal to place moratorium on number of licensed taxicab companies
       C. The Public (including petitions)
V. Reports from the following:
    A. Interim Chairperson
    B. General Counsel  
        1. Approval of  March 14, 2007 Minutes
        2. Approval of  April 11, 2007 Minutes  
                C. The Metropolitan Police Department (Loitering Arrests)
                D. The Superintendent of Insurance 
                E.  The District of Columbia Department of Transportation
                F.   The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission
 VI.  Reports from Panels
                A. Panel on Consumer & Industry Concerns  Report  
                   1. Approved: Investigation - Radio dispatch services, relationships between drivers and companies and   operation of companies
                   2. Approved:  Recommendation to Panel on Rates and Rules for rulemaking to include SUVs and hybrids as taxicab vehicles
                   3. Tabled for June Mtg:  Proposal to place moratorium on number of taxicab companies; Approval of review process for denials, suspensions and revocations.
                 B. Panel on Rates and Rules  Report
                      1. Request for Fuel Surcharge 
                      2. Zone Map 
                      3. Proposed rulemaking - to include SUVs as taxicab vehicles
                      4. Proposed rulemaking - to prohibit drivers keeping pet animals in vehicles when holding the vehicle out  for hire. 
VII. Approve Consent Calendar
         A. Proposed  Rulemakings
                 1. Fuel Surcharge  
                 2. Zone Map
                 3. SUVs as taxicab vehicles
                 4. Prohibition of drivers keeping animals/pets in vehicles when holding the vehicle out for hire. 
                 5. Fine for keeping pet animals in vehicles when holding the vehicle out for hire
        B. Final Rulemaking 
             Section 1201.7 - Requiring Limousine Operators to Maintain a printed or written manifest (Approved by the Commission March 2006 and published in the DC Register on March 16, 2007, Public Hearing on April 11, 2007) 
VII. Adjournment - Next Meeting:  Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 10 am