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Council members seek tighter state regulation of ride-sharing firms
Council members seek tighter state regulation of ride-sharing firms

Three members of the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for state lawmakers to back tighter state regulation of ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber, arguing that existing rules leave passengers using the firms' smartphone apps vulnerable and put traditional taxicabs at an unfair disadvantage. "When it comes to public safety, there shouldn't be a double standard in Los Angeles," Councilman Paul Koretz said, calling the ride-sharing firms "well-financed bandit cabs with apps." Koretz and Councilman Gil Cedillo joined scores of taxi drivers at a news conference Tuesday to urge the passage of a soon-to-be amended bill, AB 612 by Assemblyman...

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