Mayor Newsom appoints Richard Benjamin
to San Francisco Taxi Commission
From the Mayor's Office of Communications
July 10, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO, CA Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced
that Richard Benjamin has been appointed to serve on the citys
Taxi Commission. Pursuant to section 3.100, Mr. Benjamin has been
appointed to fill the Taxi Cab Manager Seat, which is entrusted
to improving and maintaining efficient taxi service for the City
and County of San Francisco.
Richard is a native San Franciscan and has acted as Head of the
Risk Management and Accident Investigation department for Luxor
Cab since 2003. Notably, Richard has served also for more than
31 years as a San Francisco Police Officer. Mr. Benjamin graduated
from Lowell High School and received his Associates Degree
at the College of San Mateo.
I am confident that someone of Richards caliber will
make every effort to ensure a taxi service that is safe, efficient
and responsive to the residents of San Francisco, said Mayor
Newsom. His long standing background in law enforcement
will certainly advance the Taxi Commissions role in implementing
guidelines which serve the best interest of public safety and
public welfare, continued the Mayor.
Taxi Commissioners are largely involved with ensuring safe, efficient
and considerate taxi service for the residents and visitors of
San Francisco, implementing unbiased rules and regulations concerning
drivers, and providing a transparent forum to explore and debate
public vehicle-for-hire services in San Francisco.