A Public Hearing will be held September 16th to discuss substantial changes to the Vehicle for Hire bylaw (Read the proposed bylaw here).
You can also provide feedback through an online survey open until September 13 and/or by registering to speak at the Public Hearing.
While I am on leave from Council, I still want to hear from you. I will convey your feedback to my colleagues and city administrators.
The changes, if adopted by Council, will allow ride-sharing companies like Uber to legally enter the market if the companies apply for a dispatch licence, their drivers obtain suitable commercial insurance, vehicle inspections, a criminal record check and a license.
Edmontonians deserve to have reliable and safe alternatives to private vehicles. However, it’s important that the bylaw treats the whole industry fairly. I have some concerns from that perspective.