Jefferson Parish Delays Vote Regulating Services Like Uber
GRETNA, LA (AP) — Over the objections of taxi drivers, the Jefferson Parish Council deferred a vote on new regulations for ride-hailing services such as Uber.
The ordinance the cab drivers wanted passed Wednesday largely is the same as a previous version they opposed. That one died a year ago when the council couldn't get either the taxicab industry or Uber, the largest ride-booking service provider, to support it.
Since then, however, Uber began operating in Jefferson despite the absence of a regulatory framework.
The New Orleans Advocate’s Chad Calder reports cab drivers who filled the seats at the parish council meeting in Gretna said they'd like to see the new ordinance adopted without delay.
The council deferred the ordinance until June 22 because there are still parties who want to provide input.