City of L.A. Takes Away Ride-Sharing Toys
But, just yesterday (six months after California approval), the city of Los Angeles isn’t playing. As Matt Novak points out, Los Angeles has been banning ride-sharing since back in the days of the jitney — nearly 100 years ago — so they sure aren’t going to stop now.
The City of Los Angles cited Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 71.00 in their cease-and-desist letter. Paradoxically, this is this same section that Uber claims grants the California PUC the authority to govern Uber’s drivers.
What is this Ride-Sharing Thing, Anyway?
If you want to know what this ride-sharing thing is all about, Buzzfeed’s Justine Sharrocker has a fantastic article about the new ride-share economy, detailing what it’s like to be a driver for Lyft.
My favorite part is the bit about “mustache maintenance” (all Lyft Cars are supposed to be bedazzled with a gaudy furry pink mustache).