August 2014 Meeting

We've got a packed meeting this month, with two different panels. Make sure not to miss it!
Panel 1: Ride Sharing
Ride Sharing services like Uber and Lyft are becoming increasingly popular - and controversial - all over the world, and San Francisco is ground zero for this debate. We'll be hearing from Marzia Zafar, the Director of the Policy and Planning Division of the California Public Utilities Commission (which licences for-hire transportation services), and Sally Kay from Uber's Public Policy department. Everyone has an opinion on ride sharing - come hear from the experts!
Here's more info about our two speakers:
Marzia Zafar
California Public Utility Commission 
Marzia Zafar is currently the Director of Policy & Planning Division with the California Public Utilities Commission. PPD consists of a small group of policy analysts charged with identifying and analyzing utility industry issues, internal and external procedures, and interagency relationships that would not ordinarily be addressed by the CPUC’s industry divisions in their course of operations. PPD provides Commissioners, the Executive Director, and the Management Team with independent analysis and advice focusing on CPUC practices, procedures, issues, and policies. Marzia joined the Commission in June 2007 as Chief of Staff to Commissioner Simon. Most recently, Marzia led the CPUC’s staff in creating a straw proposal which the Commission later adopted creating the rules and regulations for the Transportation Network Companies.  Marzia currently serves as a committee member on a National Academies of Sciences committee studying the rise of these new services.  Marzia is also one of the Smart Grid team members at the Commission and wrote the first draft of the Smart Grid Rulemaking to transform the electric grid. She has been working in the Smart Grid team since its inception in 2008.  She holds a B.A. in business from California State University, San Bernardino.
Sally Kay
Uber, Public Policy
Bio incoming.

Panel 2: Proposition 46, The Increase in Cap on Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Initiative
Prop 46 requires drug and alcohol testing of doctors and increases the state's limit from $250,000 to over $1 million on damages that can be assessed in medical negligence lawsuits. 

Bob Pack, the author of the proposition, and Samantha Farmer from the Consumer Attorneys of CA, will speak for the proposition. Victory Christy from the No on 46 campaign and Joe Greaves from the Contra Costa Medical Association will speak against it.
Download our Issues and Actions Committee's complete policy analysis of Prop 46 here.

We'll see you there!
August 13, 2014 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Mr. Smith's
34 7th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
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