Thank you for your interest in helping us to restore basic consumer protections to the driving for hire industry.
There are few ways to make your opinion known to the Mayor and your Council member:
– Post on their Facebook pages
– Phone call
– Submit questions to debates
Complete contact information for the Mayor and Council members is listed below.
Here’s a comment you can copy and paste into Facebook and email, or read on the phone:
As a voter in Honolulu I believe strongly in regulations that ensure basic consumer safety and protection from price gouging. The Council’s recent actions have severely undermined those safeguards. Without fingerprinting, how can we trust that a driver has not committed a violent crime or has a history of driving under the influence? Without proof of insurance, how do we know that we’re safe while surrounded by thousands of commercial drivers? Without medical certification, how can we know that a driver is able to perform the duties expected of a for-hire driver?
Beyond such safety concerns, the Council has continued to allow Uber and Lyft to price gouge Honolulu residents and visitors with surge pricing that results in a $672.49 charge for a 55-minute ride of 26 miles.
And now the Council wants to allow drivers to take scenic route, refuse trips without justification, and needlessly complicate how passengers are charged with a “pre-determined, all-in” fare.
As a voter, I am asking you to restore the basic consumer protections that were in place for decades and retain the few protections that are still in place.
Mayor and Council contact information:
Mayor Kirk Caldwell
Kymberly Marcos Pine
District 1: Portions of Ewa Villages and Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Ma’ili, Wai’anae, Makaha, Kea’au, Makua.
Ernest Y. Martin
District 2: Mililani Mauka, Wahiawa, Mokuleia, Waialua, Haleiwa, Pupukea, Sunset Beach, Kahuku, Laie, Hauula, Punaluu, Kahana, Kaaawa, Kualoa, Waiahole, and Kahaluu.
District 3: Ahuimanu, Heeia, Haiku, Kaneohe, Maunawili, Kailua, Olomana, Enchanted Lake, and Waimanalo.
District 4: Hawaii Kai, Kuliouou, Niu Valley, Aina Haina, Wailupe, Waialae-Iki, Kalani Valley, Kahala, Wilhemina Rise, Kaimuki, portions of Kapahulu, Diamond Head, Black Point, Waikiki, and Ala Moana Beach Park.
District 5: Kaimuki, Palolo Valley, St. Louis Heights, Manoa, Moiliili, McCully, and portions of Ala Moana, Kakaako, and Makiki.
District 6: Portions of Makiki, Downtown Honolulu, Punchbowl, Pauoa Valley, Nuuanu, Alewa Heights, Papakolea, Fort Shafter, Moanalua, Halawa, Aiea, Kalihi Valley, and portions of Liliha and Kalihi.
District 7: Kalihi, lwilei, Kalihi Kai, Mapunapuna, Salt Lake, Aliamanu, Hickam, Foster Village, Ford Island, and Sand Island.
District 8: Lower Aiea, Pearlridge, Waimalu, Newtown, Pearl City, Seaview, Crestview, Waipio Gentry and Waipahu.
District 9: Waikele, Village Park, Royal Kunia, Mililani Town, West Loch, Iroquois Point, and portions of Ewa Villages and Ewa Beach.
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