Since just before December 2014, when The San Antonio City Council approved the new ride-sharing ordinance that has resulted in the probable exit of companies like Uber and Lyft, there has been a good bit of conversation on the matter. Specially in the tech community. Ride-sharing matters for tech in San Antonio, it’s just that simple. Graham Weston knows it and asked the council to reconsider before the vote was even held. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff has expressed his concerns. Even some of our hometown heroes, the San Antonio Spurs, have gotten behind the Save Uber San Antonio movement.
SA-Tecosystem founder, Shaun Williams, published an opinion piece in the San Antonio Business Journal on February 20th expressing concerns for San Antonio economic development from the tech industry’s perspective. The mounting concern has been noticed as it has been reported that San Antonio Mayor, Ivy Taylor has asked the City Council to take another look at certain parts of the ordinance. This is great news, but this is not victory yet! Now is the time to let the tech voice be heard loud and clear. Contact your council person today by phone or email and deliver a simple message.
High-tech workers expect ride-sharing to be available, our local companies need local high-tech workers. If we don’t build an environment that meets these expectations … the tech talent will find one that does.
Visit the City Council Pages to locate your district and find the contact information for your specific representative. Don’t forget to visit the SA-Tecosystem and learn how you can be a part of this important initiative.