Officials from an oft-discussed car service say they want to stop city government from potentially killing jobs.

Elected officials, clergy members and Uber officials gathered at the famous Sylvia’s soul food restaurant in Harlem Tuesday to discuss potential legislation that the car service believes will eliminate 10,000 jobs and limit job opportunities. Focusing on economic opportunities for New Yorkers, Uber Chief Adviser David Plouffe held a roundtable discussion with the likes of New Y ork Assemblyman Michael Blake and Kirsten Foy, a member of the National Action Network.

Plouffe is a former campaign manager and White House adviser for President Barack Obama. He worked with Blake back when the assemblyman was an aide to Obama and the White House director of outreach to minority businesses.

A current bill, backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, would temporarily cap growth for car service companies such as Uber until a traffic congestion study is done on them. Uber, currently looking to expand their business in New York City, particularly in the Bronx, Brooklyn and upper Manhattan, said the legislation would disproportionately hurt communities of color.

“It’s a cap on jobs. It’s a cap on 10,000 people to drive and make a living. With Uber, no matter who you are or where you live—no matter your gender or your race—you get the same quality transportation as everyone else.”

However, de Blasio’s Deputy Press Secretary Wiley Norvell called the claims of job killing by Plouffe, Blake and company baseless.

“The claims of ‘job losses’ are both inaccurate and misleading,” said Norvell in an emailed statement to the AmNews. “The legislation being considered by the council is driven by the influx of 2,000 new vehicles coming onto our already congested streets every month—something that seriously concerns the administration and New Yorkers. That’s why the proposed policy applies only to new vehicles, not to new drivers.

“It would not prevent new drivers from entering this industry, nor would it prevent them from transferring between bases. To say otherwise is both inflammatory and untrue.”

“At a time where every city around the world needs more jobs, more economic opportunity, more transportation, the last thing New York City should do is limit,” said Plouffe. “It’s not progressive and not right.”

When asked if he had spoken to the Rev. Al Sharpton, Plouffe said they two did talk and had fruitful discussion. When asked about specific details of conversation, Plouffe said, “You don’t speak for Al Sharpton.”

Sharpton wasn’t in attendance at the news conference because he had just held a news conference regarding the city’s settlement over the Eric Garner case. Sharpton hadn’t confirmed support for Uber as of press time.