What is the City Council thinking? [“Seattle City Council members approve driver cap on rideshare services,” The Today File, Feb. 27].
I grew up in the Seattle area and I choose to stay here because I believe in the progressiveness of this city. Since when did the leaders of this town decide to become the keepers (or rather the inhibitors) of innovation?
I have used the Uber rideshare services in several cities I have traveled to as well as in Seattle. It’s a convenient, clean, efficient way to get around without using my own car. It’s difficult to find a cab when you need one, but ridesharing has always been a quick and easy option.
Go ahead and require regulations for this service. But don’t limit it to the point of driving the businesses out of town. Where is the council’s spirit of independent enterprise and competition? How many residents of this city (that they represent) can survive on working 16 hours a week? Maybe it’s time for the cab companies to step up to the plate and be motivated to improve their services. Can you spell a-p-p?
City Council, please do the right thing. Vote no on the attempt to run these alternative transportation methods out of town.
Nancy Teal Black, Seattle