Dueling Ballots

Here's the language the City Council approved in a 9-2 vote in February, and that will be on May 7 ballot:

"Shall the City Code be amended to repeal City Ordinance No. 20151217-075 related to Transportation Network companies; and replace [it] with an ordinance that would repeal and prohibit required fingerprinting, repeal the requirement to identify the vehicles with a distinctive emblem, repeal the prohibition against loading and unloading passengers in a travel lane, and require other regulations for Transportation Network Companies?"

Here's the language Ridesharing Works for Austin proposed when it submitted the petitions:

"Shall the City Code be amended to repeal Ordinance No. 20151217075 regulating Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) and codify TNC rules contained in Ordinance No. 20141016-038, with the addition of an annual fee equal to 1% of the TNCs' gross revenue, an application process, and a process for notification and resolution of violations."

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