Local left wing ex-politicians are staying true to their blue-collar values -- by becoming capitalists.
out," said DeSoto president Jane Bolig. "We had offers to merge into
other companies. But it's important to stay independent.
Basically, Matt and Hansu are helping us try to do that. These are are
plans, and they're in negotiations, and I can't talk about them more than
Another source close to the negotiations confirmed there's no deal yet. Gonzalez and Kim are
currently analyzing the feasibility of buying the company, which had
previously been run as a cooperative among medallion holders.
DeSoto board would like this to happen. And the DeSoto cooperative membership would like it to
happen," said the source. "There's been proposals made. There's been
interest expressed. But no ownership change has been made."
In 2008 Gonzalez and Kim created a policy consulting firm. Last year they represented cab drivers in pressing the city to include
cabbie-friendly policies in a plan to sell taxicab