Austin must work with these innovators to help create the kind of town that has a balance that fosters innovation yet retains the iconic businesses and the people who made Austin what it is. The governments’ interests should be in alignment with what constituents need. It would not be wise to forgo all of the benefits of emerging technologies. There needs to be more open communication and foresight before problems occur. For example, allowing scooter riders to leave scooters in places that block sidewalks so that persons in wheelchairs can’t use the sidewalk, this simply should have been foreseen at the outset.