Record #: O2018-4049   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 5/25/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 9-112 and 9-115 regarding recordkeeping of violent incident reports by transportation network providers
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M., Beale, Anthony
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 112 Public Passenger Vehicles, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 115 Transportation Network Providers
Attachments: 1. O2018-4049.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Committee on Transportation and Public Way


WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is a home rule unit of government pursuant to the 1970 Illinois Constitution, Article VII, Section 6 (a); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to its home Rile power, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs including the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals, and welfare; and

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is charged with protecting the safety of its residents as they commute on Transportation Network Providers (TNPs) such as Uber and Lyft and taxicabs; and

WHEREAS, Uber and Lyft have promised the City and its users the highest level of safety; and

WHEREAS, in fact. Lyffs website states, "Safety is our top priority and it is our goal to make every ride safe, comfortable and reliable," and

WHEREAS, likewise, Uber*s website states, "Safe rides, safer cities.. Safety is important to us - whether you"re in the backseat or behind the wheel..we continue to develop technology that helps make millions of rides safer every day;" and

WHEREAS, a Chicago taxi company. City Service Taxi, has a mission statement that includes "providing safe and very clean vehicles... [with] well trained and courteous drivers;"' and

WHEREAS, despite these claims, there have been crimes committed by TNP and taxicab-licensed drivers in the Chicago area; and

WHEREAS, for example, Angelo McCoy, who had been convicted for possession of a firearm and arrested for possession of cannabis and driving under influence of alcohol, was permitted to become a Lyft driver; and

WHEREAS, on July 7, 2017. McCoy picked up a passenger shortly after 11 p.m. and accosted her with a knife, zip-tied her hands, and brutally and sexually assaulted her; and

WHEREAS, in June of 2016, an Uber driver, Alexander Marrero, was charged with criminal sexual assault and the aggravated kidnapping of a highly intoxicated female passenger whom he picked ...

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