- January 28, 2016

Voluntary Fingerprinting For Uber, Lyft Gets ‘Thumbs Up’


On Thursday morning, those walking into Austin City Hall for the city council meeting saw a bright green “Thumbs Up Austin” display.

Mayor Steve Adler and other council members who support the idea of fingerprint background checks spoke briefly about it then went into another room and got fingerprinted themselves.

Council member Ellen Troxclair says she has many, many questions about the mayor’s idea — like who footed the bill for that big green display?