Free Market

Letter to SLC Council Members re: Lyft and Uber

Next Tuesday, the Salt Lake City Council will be voting on a proposed change to its ordinances regarding ground transportation services.

After Libertas Institute broke the news of $6,500 citations being given out to Lyft and Uber drivers operating outside the parameters of existing ordinances, which neither contemplate nor address ride-sharing services, heightened public attention brought significant opposition to the city’s treatment of this innovative new service.

Both of these companies have now publicly opposed the proposal, arguing that it imposes unnecessary and onerous burdens.

We agree, and have issued a letter to council members encouraging their opposition to the proposal—pointing them to a requirement in the Utah Constitution that the city is currently violating.

Read the letter (click here to open in a new window):