Gjonaj and council unveil bills to reshape regulations governing small businesses


As more than 90 percent of surveyed restaurants, bars, and nightlife establishments were unable to pay their December rent in 2020 it is obvious small businesses need help.

On March 1, Councilman Mark Gjonaj, chair of the Small Business Committee unveiled two bills that could reshape New York City’s small business regulations. The legislation would cut fees, waive some penalties and add cure periods that allow businesses to correct issues before having to pay for certain infractions.

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