Raleigh, NC – Last night, the Raleigh City Council voted unanimously to allow food trucks to operate in “NX” districts. NX districts are mixed-business and residential parts of the city, which were threatened by the City Council’s rezoning plans. The unanimous decision came immediately after Alex Johnson spoke before the city council as he presented over 1,600 petitions signed by members and supporters of the food truck community.
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Broward County, FL- It’s been just over one month since the ridesharing services Uber and Lyft left Broward County. Today, the County Commission is expected to vote in favor of easing regulations and bring the ridesharing services back to the county.
Washington, DC – Generation Opportunity National Spokeswoman Patrice Lee authored an op-ed discussing how local governments in Bethesda, Md. and Arlington, Va. are considering new regulations to tighten restrictions on when and how food trucks can operate in their areas.
Raleigh, NC- Raleigh City Council will meet today to discuss the proposed zoning maps that re-zone nearly 34,000 parcels of land. The proposed zoning maps have come under heavy scrutiny from the food-truck community that believe the re-zoning will negatively impact their businesses.
Miami, FL – Yesterday, Palm Beach County commissioners backed away from new regulations on ridesharing companies operating in the county in response to public outcry over potentially losing Uber. Uber recently threatened to stop operating in Palm Beach County, as it did in nearby Broward County, if the new regulations went into effect.
Grand Rapids, MI – Today, the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee passed a package of bills aimed at reforming civil asset forfeiture. These reforms create new reporting guidelines for law enforcement agencies, requiring them to produce a complete list of what property they seized, as well as the specific charge or violation of law which led to the seizure.
Washington, DC – (8/10/15) – Today, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a policy proposal that does nothing to improve the quality of our higher education system. Like President Obama’s “free” community college idea, Mrs. Clinton’s plan has a feel-good sound to it, but will actually end up driving up costs for hard-working taxpayers.
Instead of cracking down on innovation and competition, state and local governments should release the constraints on cutting-edge businesses that allow people the freedom to work hard and pursue success on their own terms
This morning, policymakers spoke at the National Urban League Conference to discuss ways to revitalize American cities. Ironically, the event coincided with both Uber and Lyft’s last day in Broward County, which respectively cited “onerous” regulations and “burdensome requirements” as the reason for halting operations in the area.
Today, the de Blasio administration backed away from legislation that would put a cap on the number of ridesharing vehicles allowed to operate in New York City. The city will, however, still conduct a study on ridesharing’s impact on traffic and the environment.