Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce Meera Joshi as his nomination to head up the Taxi and Limousine Commission later today.
Joshi is a former Taxi and Limousine Commission lawyer. She has worked in city government for more than a decade, including a stint at the NYPD Civilian Complaint Review Board.
If approved, she will be the second woman ever to run the agency.
The TLC regulates yellow and green taxis, livery cabs, commuter vans and ambulettes.
"Meera Joshi is a dedicated public servant with the experience and energy to move our Taxi and Limousine Commission in a progressive direction, ensuring we prioritize New Yorkers’ safety," de Blasio said, according to a press release. "I look forward to the City Council’s consideration and consent of her appointment."
"I am committed to the de Blasio administration’s agenda of providing equitable taxi and for-hire transportation services and safe streets for all New Yorkers," Joshi said, according to a press release.