City officials could seek more power to regulate rideshares
by Peter Zerzan
Nov 30, 2019

Several city officials are calling on the state legislature to transfer the power to regulate ride share services like Uber and Lyft from the state to city and local officials. Newly appointed SFMTA director Jeffrey Tumlin called for the state to let city regulators regulate ride share companies, as they are currently not allowed to do.

Assemblyman David Chiu supports such a bill while Senator Scott Weiner says the SFMTA must act differently than it has over the last decade. Assemblyman Phil Ting wasn’t available for comment. State lawmakers have till February 21 of next year to submit new legislation.