Cancun, Q.R. — The fate of Uber Cancun could be left in the hands of the state, municipality or public depending on a new proposed law.
The government of Quintana Roo has submitted a new Citizen Participation Law, that if approved, could allow citizens to participate in the approval or rejection of some topics of importance such as Uber Cancun.
On March 23, state governor Carlos Joaquín González ordered the new Citizen Participation Law to be published in the Official State Newspaper. Public consultation is established in article 20 of the Law of Citizen Participation and states that the object is to recognize the expression of citizenship through the approval or rejection of some topics of importance.
During the next week, the seven counselors of the Electoral Institute will meet to determine whether or not the entry of Uber is a matter of state, municipal or regional importance, as well as review the question posed regarding their request for approval.
“The question that is proposed for the consultation, which should be prepared without tendentious content or judgments and formulated in such a way as to produce a categorical response in a positive or negative sense”, details the second fraction of article 23.
Currently, local congress has its hands tied for the creation of the Mobility Law. Deputies are considering digital platforms such as Uber to be legalized, while the article only considers traditional modes of transport.
In December 2017, the company suspended its services throughout the state and will be within the framework of the upcoming local elections.
In the meantime, Uber Cancun remains uncertain since the government failed to approve a new mobility law within the first three months of 2018 as anticipated.