Taxi Limousine Advisory Committee

Terms of Reference 
To provide advice and recommendations to Council to ensure high quality taxi and limousine services and 'to create and maintain a sustainable ... industry' as specified in Bylaw 6M2007. The objective is to ensure public safety, service quality and consumer protection for customers and service providers. The TLAC will follow the direction of Council by responding to Council requests and making recommendations to City Council. 
1 Representative for limousine brokers, who holds a Brokerage Licence in good standing with Livery Transport Services
1 Representative of the Calgary Hotel Association
1 Representative (non-voting) from the Calgary Police Service
1 Representative (non-voting) from Transportation Planning
1 Representative (non-voting) from Livery Transportation Services
1 Representative for taxi brokers, who holds a Brokerage Licence in good standing with Livery Transport Services
2 Representatives for taxi and limousine drivers who holds a Taxi Drivers Licence or Limousine Drivers Licence in good standing with Livery Transport Services and do not hold a Brokerage Licence
1 Representative of Calgary Airport Authority
1 Representative, Tourism Calgary nominated by Tourism Calgary Board of Directors
5 Representatives of the general public, selected by Council from respondents to a public notice
1 Representative of the Advisory Committee on Accessibility

The Chair of TLAC is appointed by Council from the five (5) representatives of the general public.

Voting Members shall:
- Represent one of the categories identified by Council
- Be at least 18 yrs of age
- Be a resident of The City of Calgary
- Not be a member of the Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board or the City of Calgary Administration
- Abide by pecuniary interest requirements

Non-Voting Members:
- Represent one of the categories identified by Council,
- Be at least 18 yrs of age
- Not vote on motions before TLAC,
- Not be a member of the Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board,
- Abide by pecuniary interest requirements

The following skills & experience are an asset:
- 3 to 5 yrs experience as a board member
- Conflict resolution training or experience
- Policy & public administration knowledge
- Budget planning & financial management experience
- Research & analysis experience
- Good verbal & written communication skills
Each member is appointed for a 2 year term, effective the date of the annual Organizational Meeting of Council, with a maximum of 2 consecutive terms. To ensure business continuity, appointments will be staggered by appointing up to eight members annually. A member may resign at any time upon written notice to City Council, and Council may, by resolution, remove any member.
Term Expiry Month:
Day:  last Friday
Time:  10:00 a.m.
Location:  Engineering Traditions Committee Room
First Floor, Historic City Hall, 700 Macleod Trail SE

This Schedule is subject to change by either date, time and/or location
Eligibility Information:
Member Recruitment Profile
Resource Staff:
Andreychuk, Ms.Marcia (403-648-6314)
Administrative Contact:
Ms. Kathleen Miller-Letendre (Livery Transport Service Administrative Assistant)
Animal and Bylaw Services
City of Calgary mail code #128
P.O. Box 2100 Station M
Calgary AB T2P 2M5
Bus: 403-648-6317
Reports To:
SPC on Community and Protective Services
Quorum is defined as five (5) members who appropriately represent the Committee make up, as follows:
- Two (2) members representing the public;
- One (1) member representing either the Advisory Committee on Accessibility, the Calgary Airport Authority, Tourism Calgary or the Calgary Hotel Association;
- One (1) member representing either the Calgary Livery Association, the Limousine Luxury Independent Motor Operators Society or taxi and limousine drivers;
- An additional one (1) member from either:
  o The Advisory Committee on Accessibility, the Calgary Airport Authority, Tourism Calgary or the Calgary Hotel Association, or
  o The Calgary Livery Association, the Limousine Luxury Independent Motor Operators Society or taxi and limousine drivers

ChairVice ChairMemberRoleFirst ApptExpiry Year
  Mr. Alfred BellinghamNon-Binding Nomination from Calgary Livery Assoc.20112015
  Ms. Linda CiurysekRepresentative of the general public20132015
  Mr. Stewart W. LangRepresentative of the general public20112015
  Mr. Ian LawsonRepresentative for limousine brokers20142016
  Mr. F. Gordon LoweRepresentative of the general public20132016
  Mrs. Cheryl McLaughlinRepresentative of the general public20152015
  Mr. Jaspal SekhonNon-Binding Nomination from Calgary Cab Drivers Society20132015
  Mr. Gurdev Singh SekhonRepresentative for taxi and limousine drivers20142016
  Mr. Jack SmartRepresentative from the Advisory Committee on Accessibility20112015
  Ms. Liliana VargasRepresentative, Transportation Planning (non-voting)20152015
  Mr. Spencer VillamNon-Binding Nomination from Hotel Association20142015
  Ms. Shawnah WhittakerNon-Binding Nomination from Calgary Airport Authority20132015
 Mr. Tongjie ZhangRepresentative of the general public20122016
  Mr. John PopplestonRepresentative, Livery Transportation Services (non-voting)20142015
  Staff Sergeant Paul StaceyRepresentative, Calgary Police Service (non-voting)20142015
   {Vacant}Representative, nominated by Tourism Calgary0N/A

Authority  Description Decision
1. 1972 May 29, Clause 17 Authority and Control Over Taxis': Directs that the Province be requested to provide the necessary legislation empowering The City to control the taxi business.
2. 1973 August 22, The Municipal Government Act Section 224 was amended by Bill 30 Clause 22 to allow for the establishment of a Taxi Commission.
3. 1973 October 29, Commissioners Report dated October 25, 1973 and Bylaw 8857 The Taxi Commission Bylaw was amended and read 3 times.
4. 1973 December 03, Bylaw 8897 To Amend Bylaw 8857: Respecting the composition of the Taxi Commission.
5. 1974 March 25, Bylaw 8891 To amend the Taxi Commission Bylaw 8857: Amends the composition to allow the appointment of an alternate for the Calgary Police Service appointee.
6. 1975 March 24, Bylaw 8/75. Rescinds and replaces Bylaw 8857.
7. 1977 April 11, Bylaw 91/77. Mostly housekeeping changes to Bylaw 8/75 to remove obsolete/redundant clauses and to ensure conformity with other relevant Acts and Bylaws. The amendment does give the Commission the authority to suspend a license. Later amended by Bylaws: 41M79, 1M80, 21M80, 61M81, 1M83, 10M83, 32M83, 33M86, 58M87, 64M87, 22M89, 13M91, 8M92, 28M92, 68M92, 23M93, 52M93, 3M94, 30M95, 73M95, 41M96, 16M98, 52M99, 1M2000, 37M2001, 27M2002, 38M2003
8. 1979 December 04, memo from Secretary of the CTC to Commissioners and Administration Board of Commissioners recommends that the Taxi Commission now report to the Transportation Department.
9. 1980 December 15, 16 and 17, Clause L80-43. Adopted a recommendation to file. Proposed review of the Taxi Commission Bylaw and wages/fares.
10. 1983 July 25 and 26, L83-25. Composition change to the Taxi Commission
11. 1986 May 05, NM86-31. Deletes Aldermanic representation and substitutes a citizen-at-large.
12. 1986 July 28, Bylaw 33M86 To amend bylaw 91/77 to alter the membership of the Taxi Commission as per the Motion above.
13. 1987 November 02, meeting of the SPC on Legislation, L87-52 Decided to courier a copy of the Report (Taxi Task Force Report Re: Phase 1 - Control of Taxi Licenses) to all members of the Commission prior to the next Regular meeting of Council.
14. 1987 November 02, Bylaw 58M87 with reports L87-51& L87-52. Bylaw 58M87 to amend Bylaw 91/77: Composition of the Commission; and changes to reflect the Phase I recommendations below. Phase I of Taxi Task Force recommendations approving a major reoganization of the Taxi Commission. Also includes a re-definition of limousine class taxis, and enforcement/procedures for regulation at the Calgary International Airport.
15. 1987 November 24, 30, N87-63. Appointments to the Taxi Commission for one, two and three year terms.
16. 1989 May 04, Bylaw 22M89 with report C89-47. To formalize the proper appeal procedure for taxi license appeals of decisions made by the Commission. Bylaw 22M89 amends the License Appeal Board Bylaw and the Taxi Business Bylaw to be more in line with the MGA, Section 234(7) and sets out guidelines for how an appellant takes their appeal request to Council.
17. 1990 July 23, Final Report of the Commitee on Committees. Boards which draw on mill rate-supported funds,and do not have Aldermanic representation must report to the appropriate SPC twice a year, including an annual budget presentation. Therefore, the Taxi Commission will be required to report to the SPC on Transportation, Transit & Parking.
18. 1991 February 25, Bylaw 13M91 with report AC91-08. Taxi-commission to be a self-funding body. Membership changed to include 4 appointees from City Administration and/or Council. Bylaw 13M91 to amend the Taxi Bylaw to reflect these changes.
19. 1992 December 08, Bylaw 68M92 with report N92-38. Amendment to Taxi Bylaw to change member composition. Make the Calgary Police Service Representative a Resource person only (non-voting) and increase the resident electors-at-large by one member.
20. 1994 March 07, TTP94-08. To license, regulate and control the limousine industry as part of the livery industry. Bylaw 3M94 was given 2 readings only.
21. 1994 March 21, Bylaw 3M94. Bylaw 3M94: given third reading. Implements the new regulations on the limousine industry.
22. 1994 October 12, AC94-50. Audit Committee meeting. Recommendations were filed. Requested Board of Commissions to prepare a report outlining their recommendations for a Taxi Commission reorganization and an implementation plan.
23. 1995 March 21, N95-07. Membership - Calgary Taxi Commission.
24. 1995 April 03, Bylaw 30M95. To amend the Membership on the Taxi Commission of the City of Calgary
25. 1995 December 04, Bylaw 73M95 with report TTP95-66. Structural Changes to the Taxi Commission (consideration to be given to appointing a representative from either the hotel industry, the tourist industry, and/or the Airport Authority) and, to amend the Taxi Business Bylaw and to repeal the Taxi Commission Appeal Board Bylaw
26. 1997 January 06, TTP96-71. Recommends the current composition of the Commission is working well and that it remain as is: The membership includes 3 City Representatives (the Manager of Traffic Operations; the Chief License Inspector; a Senior Police Officer).
27. 2000 January 24, C2000-05. Implementation of Level I Corporate Restructuring. Recommends that the position of Manager of Traffic Operations be replaced with a Traffic Engineer.
28. 2002 June 17 and 18, AC2002-23. Approval of recommendations to continue the Task Force; and for The City to have a more direct Administrative role in the Commission; and to fill the remaining vacancies on the Taxi Commission, and to bring forward an implementation plan for all the changes.
29. 2002 July 22, Bylaw 27M2002 with report AC2002-28. Bylaw 27M2002: to Amend Bylaw 91/77 the Taxi Business Bylaw (membership amendments). New appointees approved, implementation plan for the Audit recommendations was approved.
30. 2002 December 02, Executive Report C2002-91, Taxi Commission Decision Process Taxi Commission decision process.
31. 2004 September 8, Special Meeting- AGS2003-43 Recommended Action; Taxi Commission Calgary, Assign liaison responsibility to Administration
32. 2005 January 17, Bylaw 16M2005 and report C2005-06. Ad Hoc Taxi Commission Interview Committee Report to Council. Appointment of 7 Taxi Commission Members until: -Council appoints new members to replace after consideration of this report, or -Council's 2006 Organizational Meeting, whichever occurs first.
33. 2005 February 14, Bylaw 22M2005. - Repeals Bylaw 16M2005. - To further amend Bylaw 91/77 The Taxi Business Bylaw. - Amends the composition of Commission members. - With this Bylaw, Council reconsidered the appointments made January 17.
34. 2006 October 23, Organizational Meeting Members appointed
35. 2007 January 22 Bylaw 6M2007 2007 January 22 the Taxi Commission officially became the Livery Transport Board under Bylaw 6M2007. On July 23, Council adopted a new Terms of Reference for TLAC deleting the "Board" section from Bylaw 6M2007.
36. 2007 February 21, Bylaw 6M2007 Changed the name of the Taxi Commission to Livery Transport Board. Bylaw 6M2007 addresses vehicles, licenses, inspections, rates and fees, and enforcement.
37. 2007 July 23 Name changed to the Taxi Limousine Advisory Committee.
38. 2007 September 10, Council Meeting Report N2007-19, C2007-68, LPT2007-53,LPT2007-54 Livery Transport Services moves to DBA 2008 January 01; Amendments to Bylaw 6M2007 (42M2007) to delete Livery Transport Board from Bylaw; Amendments to License Appeal Bylaw 43M87 (44M2007) to move certain appeals to LAB concerning taxi issues.
39. 2007 December 10 FCS2007-40 TLAC Budget Request and honorarium approval for member
40. 2008 June 23, N2008-05 Member resignation and appointment.
41. 2008 October 20, Organizational Meeting and report C2008-70 Amended the membership to add one member at large. Members appointed.
42. 2009 February 09, Report N2009-05 Calgary Airport Representative Member appointed for completion 2009.
43. 2009 October 19, Organizational Meeting Members appointed
44. 2009 November 30/December 01, Combined Council LPT2009-81 Membership composition increased from 8 to 9 by adding one disabled representative from the Advisory Committee on Accessibility.
45. 2009 November 16, N2009-20 Member appointed to complete a 2 year term to expire 2010.
46. 2010 February 22, N2010-07 Member appointed for a 2 year term. Reference report LPT2009-81.
47. 2010 March 22, N2010-09 Member appointed to complete a two year term to expire 2010.
48. 2011 November 07, Combined Public Hearing Council Meeting. Report LPT2011-90. Revised Terms of Reference.
49. 2011 December 19, Regular Meeting of Council N2011-24 & C2011-97 Members appointed
50. 2012 May 07, Combined Public Hearing Council Meeting, TT2012-15. New TLAC Policy and Procedure Manual adopted. Revisions to Terms of Reference adopted.
51. 2012 December 03, PFC2012-0800 Council appointed a Chairman for TLAC, as well as two outstanding member appointments.
52. 2014 February 10, PFC2014-0093 Appointment of the Representative of the Calgary Tourism and Convention Bureau for the completion of a 2 year term to expire 2015 Organizational Meeting
53. 2014 July 21, CPS2014-0542 - Approve the proposed TLAC work plan and budget - Authorize a TLAC honorarium amount of $450 for the Chair and $250 for other eligible members - Adopt the recommended changes to the Terms of Reference.
54. 2014 July 21, CPS2014-0543 and Bylaw 45M2014 Housekeeping amendments to the Livery Transport Bylaw number 6M2007