Letter: Let’s Compare Rent Control to Being a Lyft Driver


Letter: Let’s Compare Rent Control to Being a Lyft Driver

2018-11-01T08:31:51+00:00November 1st, 2018|Advocacy, Local Updates|

“You are a Lyft driver and take a passenger to work one day. You agree to drive him to work every day for 30 days. You both sign a contract agreeing to terms. One week later, the law says you have to keep driving him for as long as he wants, even past the 30 days. You can only raise the rate 2 percent per month, even if fuel/other costs rise. He can bring as many passengers as there are seatbelts, you cannot refuse strangers in your own car. You can terminate by paying him three months of fares at the current rate, only if you agree not to drive anyone else for 30 months and if you sell your car, the buyer can’t drive anyone else unless they drive your passenger at the original terms. No one would want to be a Lyft driver anymore.”

— Michaela Whitener, Santa Cruz

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