City Council, District 3
I don’t categorically delineate between consumer demands and government interests. Government interests, ideally are the same as those of the electorate, especially with respect to public safety. I think the electorate made that clear in the case of Uber/Lyft. However I understand the question (and how those interests can diverge). I actually don’t mind watching our iterative and elastic democratic system work to reach the best solutions—either through consumer demand replacing its elected leadership or across branches of government (in reasonable cases). Yes I support City matching funds for innovation for nonprofits, but I’ve seen that get contrived before, so I’ll scrutinize healthily. Sometimes the whole reason nonprofits exists is because the market can’t find an innovative solution to solve a problem.