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Release ID:  19-004
Media Contact: Gochrach, Beth 240-777-2528
For Immediate Release: 1/4/2019
Application Deadline: 2/8/2019
 
Elrich Seeks Applicants for Taxicab Services Commission

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on the Taxicab Services Commission. Two vacancies are for taxicab industry representatives: one that must represent management and one that must be a taxicab owner/driver; and one vacancy is for a public member. The two industry representative incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment.

 

Additional members of the Taxicab Services Commission are the ex officio non-voting Director of the Department of Transportation, or the Director’s representative, and Chair of the County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, or the Chair’s representative, and industry non-owner taxicab drivers.

 

The Commission must conduct a review of the County taxicab industry and submit a report to the County Executive and County Council each even-numbered year, describing the status of the industry and identifying any changes to the regulation of the industry that the Commission finds necessary or desirable, including changes in or to licenses in circulation, rates, fees, and insurance, accessibility, and affiliation and dispatch requirements.

 

Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. The Commission generally meets monthly at 6:00 PM on Tuesday evenings in Rockville.

 

Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Members must complete training on the Maryland Open Meetings Act and basic parliamentary procedure. Elrich’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications of those selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process. The deadline for application is February 8, 2019. To apply please click “Apply” below. 

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