The Columbia City Council voted 5-1 to pass the proposed agreement between the city and electric scooter companies Bird and Pony.
The only vote against came from Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala, who said not enough time had been given to integrate these plans with the community, as well as including other companies such as Lime in the agreement.
“Columbia is not ready,” Skala said. “Do these Birds even have nests?”
The public came forward with several concerns, at the forefront being public safety.