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Public Workshop Notice: Criminal Background Checks for TNC Drivers

When: Friday, February 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: California Public Utilities Commission 505 Van Ness Avenue, Golden Gate Room (Corner of Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street) San Francisco, CA 9410

Description:

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is holding a workshop to discuss criminal background checks for Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers as part of its ongoing TNC proceeding (R.12-12-011).  

When: Friday, February 17, 2017, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Where: CPUC Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco; also available via call-in number at 866-687-1953, passcode 7032187*

Why: To examine the current background check processes utilized by TNCs and the California Department of Justice, and discuss real-world safety and social justice implications.  CPUC staff will issue a workshop report within 45 days of the workshop for public comments. 

Agenda:

 

10 to 10:15 a.m.                        Welcome and Background – Valerie Beck

                                        Opening Remarks by Commissioner Liane Randolph and Administrative Law Judge Robert Mason

 

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.                  Panel: Current Criminal Background Check Processes

                                                        Moderator:  Valerie Beck

       Rasier-CA, LLC – Dorothy Chou, Head of Safety and Consumer Protection, Public Policy

       Lyft - Joseph Okpaku, VP of Government Relations        

       California Department of Justice - Christina Rogers, Assistant Bureau Chief

 

11:15 to 11:45 a.m.                  Questions to Panel*

                                                        Moderators: Brian Kahrs and Brewster Fong

 

11:45 a.m. to Noon                  Break

 

Noon to 12:45 p.m.                 Panel 2: Fingerprint-based Background Check by Local Regulator

       San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Kate Toran, Director, Taxis and Accessible Services Division 

       San Francisco International Airport, Eva Cheong, Director of Airport Services

 

12:45 to 1:15 p.m.                    Question to Panel                                                  

                                                        Moderators:  Brian Kahrs and Brewster Fong

 

1:15 to 1:45 p.m.                       Roundtable Discussion – 2 minutes per speaker

                                                        Moderator: Brian Kahrs

                                                        Participant comments on matters that specifically pertain to criminal background checks for TNC drivers, such as child transport, social justice, and local safety concerns.        

 

1:45 to 2 p. m.                            Wrap-up and Next Steps

                                                        Moderator:  Valerie Beck

 

*Phone participants may email questions for the morning panel to Brewster.Fong@cpuc.ca.gov

 

Presentations

Department of Justice

SFMTA/SFO 

Lyft

Rasier

 



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