A public participation meeting on Uber Wednesday night ended with a city committee referring the issue back to staff.
The meeting at Centennial Hall ran for six hours.
The Community and Protective Services Committee will meet November 7th to determine what items they want staff to look into.
London is attempting to create a vehicle for hire by-law to regulate Uber, the ride-sharing company has been operating in the city since last summer.
Western University student Harry Orbach-Miller hopes the city supports ride-sharing.
“For me, it’s just important that we support ride-sharing and sharing economy companies in London, as I mentioned they reduce our collective dependence on resources by encouraging people to share, I think that’s just a really important principle for us to pursue,” Orbach-Miller said.
Hrahman Amini, a driver for Yellow London Taxi, disagreed. He feels the same rules should apply to all.
“If they want to work, if they want to make money, they should follow the by-law, the same by-law that covers taxi drivers,” Amini said.
London is hoping to have a by-law in place for March of 2017.
A previous report by city staff called for Uber to be treated the same as taxi’s and limos but the ride-sharing company has bristled at some possible requirements such as in-car cameras and banning surge pricing.