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Sean Groer, the councilman who chairs the committee, said the recommendation to ban plays it safe, and he would like Roswell to be a leader on this topic by thinking of a creative way to allow the e-scooters in the city.
“I do think it’s important to not ban everything,” he said.
Aside from them not getting a cut of the money, the issue many elected officials across the U.S.have with scooter companies is how they have plopped the devices into cities and let citizens become dependent on the devices without talking to municipalities first.
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“I think there’s going to be a time and place for order and organization to this,” Groer said, “but it’s a matter of us embracing these types of industries by thinking about quality of life for our residents.”
Groer said he doesn’t know of any opposition to the ban, but the City Council has not yet heard the staff’s presentation, which is set for April 24.
“The safest thing to so is just not allow them at all,” he said, “but maybe we can make it work.”
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Channel 2's Tom Regan reports