A little background….. The Taxicab Advisory Committee (TAC) was established in September of 1994 to provide feedback and direction to the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) board for action on the taxicab industry’s concerns. Since March 2010, UTWSD members and its dedicated staff have pushed to …
Month: August 2011
After extensive communication between the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and the UTWSD including our volunteer attorney Monisola Kehinde and the ACLU of San Diego we were able to achieve a policy reform victory that limits the authority of law enforcement officials to confiscate drivers’ Sheriff’s Licenses. We thank the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for ensuring that a taxi driver’s civil right to due process is protected. Here are the only reasons that the Sheriff’s Department has authorized their taxicab enforcement to confiscate Sheriff’s Licenses:
- Sheriff’s Taxi I.D. Card is expired/invalid.
- The taxi company vehicle they are driving is not listed on Sheriff’s Taxi I.D.
- Driver is arrested/taken into custody while driving a taxi.
- Displays a Sheriff’s Taxi I.D. Card that has been altered, tampered, duplicated or belongs to another Taxicab Driver.
The Sheriff Department will review the circumstances surrounding the confiscation and determine whether additional action is warranted per 21.110 of the Uniform Licensing Procedures. Signed by William D. Gore, Sheriff. June 16, 2011.
Please fill out our Driver’s Grievance Form or Contact Us if your license has been confiscated for any other reason than those listed above.
Come support the UTWSD and the region’s leading community organizations for a day-long discussion on the economic issues that affect the lives of all San Diegans. When: Saturday, August 27. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Horace Mann Middle School @ 4345 54th Street This …