LADOT works with two citizen commissions appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles and confirmed by the City Council.



The Transportation Commission has a number of duties and responsibilities under the Los Angeles Administrative Code authorized by the City Council:

  • Review of proposed ordinances regulating city streets (e.g. speed limits)

  • Oversight of off-street parking facilities

  • Control of the Special Parking Revenue Fund, subject to City Council approval

  • Regulation of vehicles for hire (e.g. ambulances) other than taxicabs

  • School Crossing Guards



Eric R. Eisenberg (President)

Mr. Eisenberg is the President and CEO of The Renaissance Group. He serves as a trustee for Marymount California University and the Port of Los Angeles High School for International Business and Maritime Studies.

Douglas Tohom

Mr. Douglas Tohom has 5 years of experience in parking and transit with the Cities of Beverly Hills and Pasadena. He is a Los Angeles native who grew up and still resides in Echo Park. Douglas focuses his work on grant and capital project management and transit operations. His career is focussed on good governance and ensuring that transportation services are distributed equitably. Douglas has hands-on experience with parking, transit, and transportation funding policies. Douglas has an established track record of working with City Councils and City Commissions.

Douglas has a Bachelor's Degree in urban planning from UC San Diego and a Master’s in Planning and Public Administration from USC. Douglas is a resident of CD 13 and is of Central American descent.

John Ly

John Ly is a trial attorney. As a partner and founder of Liang Ly LLP, John has helped obtain multi-million dollar verdicts and has successfully defended clients in various disputes. John is devoted to serving his community. He dedicates his time to cases for victims of domestic violence and volunteering for Bet Tzedek Legal Services, the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

Cris Liban

Dr. Cris B. Liban is the Executive Officer of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). He oversees the agency's environmental, climate change, energy, electric vehicle and social sustainability initiatives. He had served in a variety of environmental engineering programs for various clients prior to coming to Metro. He has a doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering from UCLA.

Jazmin Ortega

Jazmin Ortega is Deputy Press Secretary at the California Department of Insurance. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Ms. Ortega also serves on Metro’s Citizens Advisory Council.

Dr. Shiela Tejada

Dr. Tejada is a professor at USC Computer Science Department, where she was awarded her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science in 1998 and 2002, respectively. As the academic community leader for the Anita Borg Institute, she is passionate about empowering a diverse tech community in Los Angeles. She founded Computing Savvy ( research group at USC to engage and excite girls about Computer Science using Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Donna Choi

Donna Choi is the Executive Director of the Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association, Community Benefit District. She has served as former Commissioner of the East Area Planning Commission. She has expertise in management, merchandising, and advertising.



The Taxicab Commission meets at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of every month. The meetings are held in City Hall, Conference Room 1070, located at 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California 90012.

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Commission Reports


City Ordinances 182502 and 183310

Board Order 598, Regulations for Non-Taxi Drivers/Attendants and Non-Ambulance Vehicle/Service Requirements

Board Order 599, Regulations for Private Ambulance Drivers, Attendants, Vehicle & Service

Board Order 600, Additional Regulations for Non-Taxi Drivers and Attendants





The Taxicab Commission has a number of duties and responsibilities under the Los Angeles Administrative Code authorized by the City Council:

  • Approves taxicab franchises, subject to City Council approval

  • Awards and revokes taxi franchise permits

  • Investigates and disciplines driver and company misconduct

  • Sets taxicab rates, subject to City Council approval

  • Sets taxicab operating rules and procedures





Eric Spiegelman, President

Mr. Spiegelman is the Sole Practitioner at the Spiegelman Media Law and Consulting. Mr. Spiegelman graduated as Class President from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law; J.D.

Andre Colaiace, Executive Director

Andre Colaiace has been with Access Services since 2006 and previously served as the Deputy Executive Director of Planning & Government Affairs.

Prior to joining Access Services, Mr. Colaiace spent 4 years at the Culver City Transportation Department as a Senior Management Analyst. He previously served on the Access Services’ Board of Directors from 2002-2005. He was also the Director of Government Affairs with Foothill Transit and a Committee Administrator for the Transportation and Transit Committee with the Minnesota House of Representatives.

He earned a B.A. in English from Carleton College. He is a member of the 2008 Leadership APTA class.

He is a resident of CD 5.

Section 22.488 (b) of the Administrative Code states: “The Taxicab Commission shall be comprised of five members. Membership qualification shall include, to the extent feasible, that three of the five members of the Commission be selected to provide representation from the tourism industry, senior or disabled citizen advocate groups, the Department of Airports, and/or the taxicab industry.”

As the Executive Director of Access which employs the taxicab industry to fill gaps in Access Services’ mission to provide complementary ADA paratransit services to persons with disabilities, the MOCS transportation team believes that Mr. Colaiace is familiar with the industry and its clientele and understands the need for a healthy taxi industry that is trusted by the public.

We’ve reviewed Mr. Colaiace’s work background with the City Attorney and in their opinion Mr. Colaiace’s nomination does not present a conflict of interest.

Andrea D. Martinez

Ms. Martinez is a Project Coordinator with Metabolic Studio. She was a graduate of Michigan State University with a BA in Communication. Ms. Martinez is active in the Los Angeles Bicycle community.

Boris Gorbis

Mr. Gorbis is an attorney in private practice. He has represented over 15,000 clients in 25 years of practice, including Russian language organizations and media outlets. Mr. Gorbis has multiple publications in areas of community relations, law, machine learning and related fields.

Jacqueline Le Kennedy

Ms. Kennedy is a business/corporate attorney for the Law Office of Jacqueline L. Kennedy. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. Ms. Kennedy has pre-law corporate experience and is very active in community organizations throughout Los Angeles.





The Taxicab Commission meets at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month. The meetings are held in City Hall, Conference Room 1070, located at 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, California 90012.

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Commission Reports



Taxicab Regulations

Taxicab Rule Book, Updated April 2017

Taxicab Rule Revisions Since April 2014

Taxicab Vehicle Inspection Requirements


Green Taxi Regulation

Green Taxi Authorized Vehicle List

Green Taxi Board Order No. 062

Green Taxi Board Order No. 065 - vehicle substitution program


Taxicab Ordinances

Bell Cab Co. Franchise Ordinance

Beverly Hills Cab Co.Franchise Ordinance

City Cab Franchise Ordinance

Independent Taxi Franchise Ordinance

LA Checker Cab Franchise Ordinance

United Checker Cab Co. Franchise Ordinance

United Independent Franchise Ordinance

United Taxi of San FernandoValley Franchise Ordinance

Yellow Cab Co. Franchise Ordinance

Rate Ordinance

Flag Drop Ordinance

Doorman Ordinance

Driver Background Check Ordinance

Waybill Ordinance

Impounds - Unauthorized Taxicabs and Vehicles for Hire