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Kanin on Council: Ride-Hailing set to go before Austin voters

KUT’s Jennifer Stayton talks to The Austin Monitor‘s Michael Kanin about the Austin City Council’s ridesharing debate, the last-minute negotiations and the lead-up to the May election on regulating Uber and Lyft. Embedded below.

Council to discuss incentives for fingerprint requirements

City Council members are poised to kick the transportation network company ordinance down the road. On Thursday, Mayor Steve Adler will ask Council to stall strengthening an ordinance passed in December and, instead, adopt his and Council Member Ann Kitchen’s new…

Little clarity in TNC debate

Where there was once a clear path for City Council to revise rules for transportation network companies, there is now a plethora of possibilities. Council voted last month to require fingerprinting background checks of TNC drivers, and it is set to…

Ridesharing supporters quickly surpass signatures needed to push for ordinance change

Ridesharing Works for Austin has collected 65,103 signatures on a petition to change a city ordinance requiring that drivers be fingerprinted – which could force either a new City Council vote or a city-wide election. The political action committee opposes rules…

Featured Collection: Austin Energy 2022 rate case

Austin Energy ramps up outreach for proposed rate changes

Austin Energy has entered the public hearing phase of its base rate review process, following its proposal to raise service costs. The monthslong dialogue with stakeholders and city staff, slated for resolution by City Council in November, has surfaced predictable…

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