Newark, New Jersey: The City of Newark and Uber have just reached a tentative agreement, according to a statement from Mayor Ras J. Baraka.
The statement says that the agreement "will keep UBER in Newark, protect the business interests of the taxi and limousine industry and provide a boost to the city’s economic development and leadership in technology".
Baraka's announcement comes after proposed legislation by the Newark City Council to regulate ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber. The city sent an email to residents on Friday morning titled "Uber Falsehoods", reading that "Uber is spending over $1,000,000 on advertising to deceive people. We need your help to get the truth out."
Uber created a website this week called BarakaBan.com, but the content on the site has since been removed.
“We are pleased that we reached a tentative agreement with Mayor Baraka. We look forward to continuing to provide transportation options and economic opportunity to Newark and its citizens", Uber spokesperson Craig Ewer told Essex County Place.
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