Wednesday, February 3, 2016

KITCHEN RECALL: TAG still collecting INSURANCE Signatures!!!

"It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness,
For a throne is established by righteousness."
Proverbs 16:12

While the Ann Kitchen recall campaign already has enough signatures, it never hurts to collect enough so that you're outside the margin of shenanigans:

Why do we want Ann Kitchen recalled?

Texans for Accountable Government supports the recall of CM Ann Kitchen because she’s representing lobbyists rather than her constituents in District 5. Look on Page 41 of Ann Kitchen’s October 2014 Campaign Finance Report, you can see a bundled donation from Lone Star Cab of $4,000. It’s a clear cut case of the taxi lobby greasing the palms of lawmakers to insulate themselves from market competition.
Rideshare companies operate in over 100 cities in the US, and in over 300 cities worldwide without fingerprinting, and according to sexual assault complaints here in Austin, a person is 6 times more likely to be assaulted by a cab driver: 913 cab drivers and 3 complaints; 15,000 drivers and 7 complaints with zero criminal charges. Kitchen’s 12-page ordinance has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with power.
Taxis lost over 1 million rides in the first year after TNCs starting operating in Austin. Instead of innovating and adapting to the desires of the market, they have come to the government to put in place regulations that will drive out TNCs, removing competition.
District 5 is in South Austin and includes the South Lamar/Brodie and Manchaca corridors; if you live in those areas, sign the petition here.

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