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Bill capping the fees apps can charge local restaurants to deliver receives unanimous approval

city of baltimore
Posted at 9:16 PM, Jan 25, 2021

BALTIMORE — The first bill of the 73rd Baltimore City Council is headed towards the mayors desk after receiving unanimous approval at Monday's City Council Meeting.

The bill caps the fees apps can charge local restaurants to deliver food to their customers.

"The Council has provided a legislative policy solution to put money directly back in the pockets of small business owners in Baltimore while protecting our city’s gig workers," Baltimore City Council President Nick J. Mosby said in a statement. “These small businesses are the lifeblood of our city. They provide jobs to our residents and keep our main streets vibrant. And this legislation will have a direct impact on helping them survive this pandemic. Our first bill, soon to become law, underscores this Council’s role as Baltimore’s problem-solvers.”