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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


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. 



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



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