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St. Petersburg updates cab ordinance without Uber, Lyft after neogtiations fail



The St. Petersburg City Council unanimously took an initial step to update its vehicle-for-hire ordinance Thursday, but the new law won't address fast-growing "ride-share" companies, Uber and Lyft.

Negotations between the city and the companies broke down, said City Administrator Gary Cornwell. Instead the city will wait to see how a proposed state law regulating the ride-sharing companies shakes out.

That law very likely would preempt anything the city passed anyway, city attorneys told the council.

The council will take its final vote later this month.

(The original version of this post incorrectly suggested that the final vote had been taken Thursday)


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