WCC Votes Support for WRAC Motion on Scooters

At its May meeting, the WCC Board voted to support a WRAC motion requiring scooter companied to cooperate with law enforcement agency investigations. Text of motion:

i. WRAC Motion on information sharing from Dockless Scooter providers in City of L.A.

Whereas, a recent felony hit-and-run incident occurred in Pacific Palisades, in which a user of a dockless scooter fled the scene after striking and seriously injuring a beloved local pastor, and the dockless scooter company subsequently refused to cooperate with LAPD investigators to provide the name of the user who rented the scooter involved in the accident, thus preventing or delaying justice: 

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Westwood Community Council joins with other WRAC-member Councils in urging the Los Angeles City Council and the Department of Transportation to require that all dockless mobility device permits issued in the City of Los Angeles be conditioned on the providers’ agreeing to cooperate with law enforcement in the event of an accident involving injury to a person caused by, or claimed to be caused by, the use of a dockless mobility device; and 

Be it further resolved that the Westwood Community Council opposes any effort at the State level to prohibit or restrict the right of local municipalities to exercise local control in requiring providers of such dockless mobility devices from providing such data, and any other restriction that would compromise the ability of local governments to protect public safety, health, and welfare.