We are holding a workshop to discuss criminal background checks for Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers as part of our ongoing TNC proceeding (R.12-12-011).
When: Friday, February 17, 2017, 10 a.m.-12:45 p.
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.
10-10:15 a.m. Welcome and Background – Valerie Beck, CPUC
Opening Remarks by Commissioner Liane M. Randolph
Opening Remarks by Administrative Law Judge Robert Mason
10:15-11:15 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
● CA Dept. of Justice - Christina Rogers, Assistant Bureau Chief
11:15-11:45 a.m. Questions to Panel*
Moderators: Brian Kahrs and Brewster Fong
11:45 a.m.-noon Break
Noon-12:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussion – 2 minutes per speaker. Moderator: Brian Kahrs
12:30-12:45 p.m. Wrap-up Moderator: Valerie Beck
* Phone participants may email questions for the morning panel to Brewster.Fong@cpuc.ca.gov.