Zebra Podcast 4: Councilor John Chapman is Wary of Scooters, Hitting Home Runs With Don Dinan’s Alexandria Aces

"I'm very nervous about having no opportunity to change or regulate scooters over the next two months," Chapman said.

Alexandria City Councilor John Chapman, the night mayor of Alexandria, at Vola’s Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge. (Photo by James Cullum)

Alexandria, VA- Alexandria City Councilor John Taylor Chapman has some serious reservations on the city’s dockless mobility program, namely the fact that it is going to be reviewed this fall. In other words, Chapman doesn’t think that the city should continue with the electric scooter program throughout the summer, and he’s considering joining City Councilor Mo Seifeldein in a suspension of the program.

“I’m very nervous about having no opportunity to change or regulate scooters over the next two months,” Chapman said on The Zebra Podcast this week. “We don’t have another legislative meeting after Tuesday until September. That means all of July and all of August if there are some emergency things that need to be done in terms of policy, council can’t push that.”

ICYMI: Councilman Mo Seifeldein Calls on Scooter Suspension

What Else Was On The Show?! 

Scooters weren’t all that was on the agenda. We talked with Chapman about his Manumission Tour Company, his recent trip to Germany, thoughts on affordable housing, and more!

The D.C. Grays beat the Alexandria Aces, 10-6 on June 4, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)

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We also spoke with Alexandria Aces President and founder Don Dinan, about his love of the game and what his program does for young athletes.

Enjoy the show! 

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