JERSEY CITY, NJ - The City Council again signaled their support for efforts to limit charges to local restaurants by food delivery apps including Grubhub and Uber Eats with their unanimous passage of a resolution backing Mayor Steven Fulop’s recent executive order.
Fulop issued the order to limit charges for deliveries to 10 percent of the total cost of the bill when he discovered that some delivery services were charging as much as 30 percent. Several delivery companies have since knocked the move saying it doesn’t cover the cost of their operations and could end up hurting workers.
Councilman Richard Boggiano said he wanted to discuss the issue further and suggested that he may seek to delay the final vote while Councilman James Solomon offered that he might have some amendments to make.
“There is no rush,” Solomon said. “The mayor’s executive order remains in effect.”
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