The True Cost of Prop 1 for Austinites: $29M, Jobs, Funding and Lives
Courtney Powell
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I keep hearing people complaining about losing their jobs. The only ones they can blame are Uber and Lyft. They CHOSE to leave town. They didn’t have to. They could have saved 9 million dollars and put it toward complying with the law. They could have stayed. Even if they didn’t get 25% of their drivers finger printed, there was no punishment established yet. The council even agreed to work with them on meeting the targets. They gambled, extorted and now followed through on their threat. To those drivers left out I saw check out Wingz and GetMe. I’m sure they could pick up the slack left by U & L. That is, unless you can’t pass a finger print screening (Wingz and GetMe comply with the law).

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