New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is rejecting Uber's call to have a live debate about their differences.
The ride-hailing service invited de Blasio on Monday to participate in a live-streamed conversation about the company's future in New York. The de Blasio administration is trying to slow down Uber's rapid expansion.
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De Blasio declined the invitation, saying he doesn't debate private corporations. He added that, in his words, "Uber is a multibillion-dollar corporation, and they're acting like one."
His administration supports a proposal to cap Uber's growth for a year while its impact is studied. The City Council is expected to weigh the proposal this week.
San Francisco-based Uber has rejected all attempts to slow its growth. It says de Blasio is trying to stifle free enterprise and innovation.