NEW YORK – As New York City and small businesses continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Eric Adams signed an executive order Tuesday to reform existing business regulations.
Under the “Small Business Forward” executive order, local businesses will face fewer “needless” fines and penalties, calling on different city enforcement agencies to review business regulations with the goal of reducing fine schedules and allowing for warnings for first-time violations.
“Our small businesses have been through so much during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Adams. “The last thing they need to deal with are unnecessary fines. We’re cutting the red tape and bringing real relief to the entrepreneurs who have made their dreams a reality and keep our local economy strong.”
Within three months, each agency will identify the 25 violations responsible for the greatest number of summonses and fines…