Public Safety and Transportation Commission

 The Public Safety and Transportation Commission meets the first Wednesday of every month beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Bethel City Hall Council Chambers, located 300 State Highway, Bethel, Alaska.

Questions related to the City's public meetings? Contact your City Clerk's Office at cityclerk@cityofbethel.net

 

For more information on the Public Safety and Transportation Commission, please contact the Fire Department at 907-543-2131 or fire@cityofbethel.net

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The Public Safety and Transportation Commission works under the authority of Bethel Municipal Code 2.60 and 5.20. 

The Public Safety and Transportation Commission shall:

  1. Review and make recommendations to the Council on the adoption of and changes to taxicabs, river taxis, buses, limousines or airport limousines, chauffeurs and dispatch services operations in accordance with Chapters 5.20 through 5.50 BMC and other applicable laws.
  2. Monitor and provide recommendation to the Council on the operations, management, regulations, and control of the City’s public and private ground transportation facilities in accordance with BMC Chapters 5.20, 5.30, 5.40, 5.45, 5.50, and other applicable laws.
  3. Recommend to Council the adoption of maximum rates and may recommend the establishment of minimum rates to be charged for services provided by regulated vehicles as defined under BMC 5.20.010.
  4. Hear appeals from a decision of the transportation inspector.
  5. Review citizen complaints against chauffeurs of regulated vehicles or against the condition of a regulated vehicle.
  6. Hold at least one (1) public hearing annually to investigate the quality of services rendered by regulated vehicles, permittees, chauffeurs, and dispatch services.
  7. Collect, process, and adjudicate complaints against chauffeurs of regulated vehicles.
  8. Review and make recommendations to the council on progress toward achieving goals set forth in the city’s comprehensive plan as they relate to public safety and transportation. 
  9. Review and make recommendations to the Council on the development of transportation systems, transportation codes, traffic movement, road repair, and walking paths.
  10. Provide a forum for public comment and input regarding public transportation and public safety.
  11. Perform such other duties and functions as are provided for in BMC Chapter 5.20 through 5.50 and other provisions of this code or as may be referred by the City Council.

 

The Public Safety and Transportation Commission may make recommendations to Council on:

 1.  Existing or proposed federal, state, and city issues relevant to public safety and transportation

  1. Necessary or proposed public improvements and the prioritization of the projects in the City’s annual and long-term capital improvement programs related to public safety and transportation.
  2. The annual police department and fire department budget and work program.

 

Public Safety and Transportation Commission Meeting Information prior to August 2023

Packet Material

Meeting Minutes