Alameda County Supes Cap Fees of Food-Delivery Services at 15 Percent – CBS San Francisco
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Alameda County Supes Cap Charges of Meals-Supply Companies at 15 P.c – CBS San Francisco

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Alameda County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously handed a short lived ordinance that caps the charges charged to eating places by food-delivery companies equivalent to Uber Eats and Grubhub.

The ordinance is efficient instantly, covers unincorporated Alameda County and caps the charges at 15% of every order’s value. Different jurisdictions within the county equivalent to Berkeley and Oakland have related ordinances.

The brand new legislation is supposed to assist county eating places keep afloat through the pandemic. It is going to be lifted when the native well being emergency is over or when the supervisors modify or rescind it.

Supervisor Scott Haggerty, who really useful the ordinance, wrote in a letter to the board that food-delivery companies have elevated their charges by a mean of 12.4% because the pandemic started.

Analysis by his workplace confirmed that amongst 10 companies in Castro Valley and San Lorenzo that eating places are being charged charges of 15 to 25% per order by food-delivery companies.

Indoor eating remains to be off-limits in Alameda County, in line with the Alameda County Well being Division. The county moved from the purple tier to the pink tier on Tuesday within the state’s blueprint for reopening, however county officers aren’t altering something but.

Officers stated they’re utilizing the subsequent two weeks to make sure it’s secure to allow extra actions. They stated they’ll then launch a phased plan for reopening.

That has folks calling Haggerty’s workplace, questioning why another counties are permitting indoor eating – because it’s allowed beneath the state’s pink tier pointers – whereas Alameda County isn’t.

Uber and Grubhub are against the cap on charges.

“Regulating the commissions that fund our market forces us to radically alter the way in which we do enterprise and in the end damage people who we’re attempting to assist essentially the most: prospects, small companies and supply folks,” a spokesperson for Uber stated.

A Grubhub spokesperson stated, “Payment caps are counterproductive throughout a time when eating places want extra help, visibility and order quantity than ever.”

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