April 3, 2014 By Vianna Davila, McClatchy News Service
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Wednesday the city will continue to enforce its rules regulating ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber, while his department spends the next 30 days researching how other cities have dealt with these companies as they enter the vehicle-for-hire market.
His comments, at a City Council Public Safety Committee meeting, were met with applause from the scores of members of the taxi and limo industry who crowded the room to oppose ride-sharing companies' continued operations.
Earlier in the meeting, dozens of them spoke, urging the city to enforce its vehicle-for-hire ordinance, which currently does not allow ride-sharing services to operate.
McManus agreed to come back to the committee with an update next month.