L.A. Approves Contract with Arizona-Based SuperShuttle
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A contract extension with a Scottsdale-based airport shuttle service was unanimously approved by the Los Angeles City Council this morning, but the approval of the usually benign item was not without controversy. Earlier this year the city boycotted doing business with Arizona-based companies in protest of SB 1070, the stringent immigration bill set to become law this week.Councilmembers reasoned that because Supershuttle, which takes passengers to and from LAX, pays the city money, the contract approval does not violate the intent or spirit of the boycott. "We don't have any funds going into Arizona, that's key," said Councilmember Ed Reyes, who co-authored the boycott.
A Los Angeles World Airports representative also told councilmembers that the shuttle company is not headquartered in Arizona. However, the company's website indicates otherwise.
Contracts were also approved for Prime Time and Roadrunner shuttle companies. In June, the council approved a contract with an Arizona-based company that maintains and runs red light enforcement cameras.