Public Advocate Bill de Blasio released a report today detailing how too much bureaucracy and heavy fines hurt New York City’s small businesses.
“Small businesses cannot create jobs and put New Yorkers back to work if the City keeps issuing fines for every violation under the sun—and then forces owners to spend hours downtown contesting fines in person,” said Mr. de Blasio. “Right now, small businesses desperately need more commonsense enforcement and a less burdensome way of contesting fines.”
As candidates for the 2013 mayor’s race make their pitches to labor, almost to a person they try to attract small business support by harping on what they say are overly burdensome regulations and too heavy fines. It is a targeted plea of course, since most New Yorkers who don’t own small businesses don’t want to see say, health inspectors be any less stringent. Read More