City Council passes ordinance allowing Uber car service in Jacksonville

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - By a vote of 15-2, Jacksonville City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night to bring Uber car service to the city.

Uber is an app you can download on your smart phone in which you can request a car service.

There is no date set yet on when Uber will begin service in the city.

Some City Council members told Channel 4 they think the new service would be a great opportunity for the city, while some are concerned that Uber will hurt taxi cab companies who are regulated by meters.

"They want to put you in any kind of vehicle and it has no meter and they can charge whatever they want to charge and all of your consumer protection is gone," said City Councilman Richard Clark.

Councilman Stephen Joost said the service would bring business to Jacksonville and customers should have the right to choose which option would suit them the best.

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