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Vehicle and vessel licensing

A service of the Department of Executive Services

Records and Licensing Services Division
King County Administration Building
500 Fourth Ave., Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98104

1-800-325-6165 ext 64000

Taxicab Advisory Commission

The Seattle/King County Taxicab Advisory Commission was established in 2009 to study regulations, rules, policies, and issues relevant to the provision of high-quality taxicab service in the city of Seattle and King County while ensuring the economic viability of owning and driving taxicabs, and to make recommendations to the city of Seattle and King County on these matters. The Commission meets the fourth Thursday of each month at Seattle City Hall.

Issues the Commission considers includes, but is not limited to:

  • Changes in governmental taxicab regulations
  • Changes in administrative rules
  • Changes to the City of Seattle and King County taxicab codes and legislation that would affect the taxicab industry
  • Setting taxicab fares
  • Taxicab licensing
  • Ways to increase the availability of taxicab service in Seattle and King County
  • Evaluating current taxicab regulations, including making recommendations to each jurisdiction's respective executive and legislative bodies.

Commission Members

The Commission is composed of a diverse group of taxicab drivers, taxicab owners, and representatives from hospitality, tourism, and medical industries, the senior citizen community, and an individual advocating for persons with disabilities.


Position Name Representing Appointing
Term Ends
1 Abebe Tesfay Owner Seattle 2011 June 30, 2015
2 Manjit Singh Owner King County 2011 June 30, 2015
3 Joseph Blondo Driver Seattle 2011 June 30, 2013
4 Mohammed R. Islam Driver King County 2011 June 30, 2013
5 Jerri Lane Hospitality/Tourism Seattle 2012 June 30, 2015
6 Joseph Ayele Medical King County 2011 June 30, 2014
7 Carolyn Bilal Senior Citizens Seattle 2011 June 30, 2014
8 Aaron Morrow Disabilities King County 2011 June 30, 2014
9 Jagijit Singh Driver Seattle 2012 June 30, 2013
10 Harpreet Bassi Owner King County 2011 June 30, 2013
11 Ann Peavey Hospitality/Tourism Commission 2011 June 30, 2014