Uber Incentive Should be Unrestricted Use

0
272

Editor,

I am pleased to hear about the planned collaboration between the city of Laguna Beach and Uber for the benefit of local seniors. I hope the program works and expands. I note though that the emphasis currently seems to be on transporting seniors and the disabled to and from medical appointments, hospitals and the senior center, all places where people might be making or preparing to make their final appearances.

I suggest that incentivizing seniors to descend from the heights for more life-affirming activities would also be good. Providing subsidized Uber trips to the grocery (certainly a necessity), to Heisler Park and the city’s myriad beaches, Laguna Playhouse, or entertainment venues like the Royal Hawaiian, the Cliffs or Mozambique restaurant, or watering spots like the Swallows Inn in San Juan Capistrano where the Missiles of October play, would surely enliven seniors, encouraging them to look after their health so as to facilitate them continuing to get out to enjoy the community.

Jim Rue, Laguna Beach

Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:

  • Hate speech that is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic slurs, or calls for violence against a particular type of person.
  • Obscenity and excessive cursing.
  • Libelous language, whether or not the writer knows what they're saying is false.
We require users to provide their true full name, including first and last names, as a condition for comments. We reserve the right to change this policy based on future developments.

Scroll down to comment on this post.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here