Speech to Text for Uber and Lyft Driver's Reaction to Veto
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public. newswatch 12's leah thompson is live in ashland. she spoke to mayor stromberg today. leah why did he veto this ordinance. mayor stromberg said he vetoed for a few reasons. what it comes down to though is giving ashland city council more time to go over some questions. today people in ashland were shocked john kreiss frequent uber/lyft user "i was like what , are you serious?" and bill langton uber/lyft driver "i was upset." mayor stromberg vetoed the new ordinance that would allow uber and lyft into ashland. bill langton uber/lyft driver "the process has been going on for over a year. thought we were almost there." nat of door slam bill langton lives in ashland. he driver "me niehgbors, my friends, my family and the visits alike would love to have this service here in ashland." john kreiss frequent uber/lyft user "it's very very helpful." john kreiss is a frequent uber and lyft user. he still doesn't believe the ride share companies aren't allowed in the city. john kreiss frequent uber/lyft user "there's a lot of college kids out here and the taxi is like twenty bucks and they can't afford that." mayor stromberg says he has good reasons to veto the bill. he says for one uber and lyft could be a potential problem for the climate energy action plan mayor john stromberg "so that means uber has to somehow have enough people at all times who are available to meet the demand." he also says that the city of ashla requires vehicles for hire provide access for handicap riders, provide background check of rides, and allow for inspection of vehicles. mayor john stromberg "uber boucked at those." mayor stromber says he and the entire council have felt the pressure from the community to allow the companies in the city, mayor john stromberg "when i was thinking about signing the ordinance i just thought know there is a lot more to this and we really need to think about it." langton says it's frustrating not only for drivers but for visitors and people that live in ashland. bill langton uber/lyft driver and you have to explain to them that unfortunately you won't be able to utilize uber or lyft serivces while inside the city of ashland. [a22]ashland ride share-live tag the next city council meeting on this is february 19th. now the city council can vote on this ordinance again. if it gets 2/3 of yes votes it will become a new ordinance and not have to go back to the mayor. live in ashland leah thompson newswatch 12. the road