TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! MAYOR SLY TWEETS VEHEMENT DEFENSE OF KANSAS CITY CRACKDOWN ON LYFT RIDE-SHARING!!!
Take a look at Mayor Sly under attack and tweeting his heart out against Kansas City tech supporters of locally embattled ride-share service Lyft.
Highlights from @MayorSlyJames . . .
There are other issues than fees. Why don't they just comply with the same laws as everyone else? Why should Lyft get a pass?
if you offer a service covered by the ordinances, you do fall under the ordinances.
The Council makes law. I have a vote but it takes 7 to do anything. We don't change laws for one entity.
There are more issues than just payment. All they have to do is comply with our ordinances.
The laws were written before ZTrip or Uber existed. The laws are there because of issues of safety and many public complaints and issues that needed 2b addressed. Our responsibilities include all stakeholders
Now here's the funny . . .
MAYOR SLY FORMERLY CLAIMED KANSAS CITY TECH LOVE BUT CUDDLING UP WITH INTERNETS HIPSTERS CUTS BOTH WAYS!!!
Will this cause the tech crowd to turn on Mayor Sly . . . Not that it really matters, with 8% voter turnout, Stalin could be in charge and get away most stuff.
Still . . . We like that even techie acolytes are now questioning City policy AND the Mayor is working on Saturday in order to defend this town's near monopoly that (like it or not) took the time to get on the right side of city ordinances on this one.
Developing . . .