Emails about the Public Utility Commission (PUC) situation and other emails between Kalanick and Peduto show a close relationship between the CEO of a company valued at $66 billion and Peduto, an elected public servant. Just an hour after the PUC decided to uphold the fine, he alerted Kalanick: "Bad news out of Harrisburg….," Peduto wrote in an email. On Peduto's "Uberversary," in June, he forwarded Uber's automated letter about his trip history to Kalanick: "218 miles. Any other mayors come close?" he wrote.
"The emails suggest Peduto is patient zero here, with him kind of carrying water for the company and enlisting other politicians"
"Throughout the entire PUC process, we collaborated with their lawyers, executives and staff"