On January 4, 2022, Mayor Eric Adams announced Executive Order 2 also known as Small Business Forward. The Executive Order builds upon Local Law 80 and calls on the Department of Buildings, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Sanitation, Fire Department, Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to review business regulations with the goal of reducing fine schedules and allowing for cure periods or warnings for first-time violations.
Now, Small Business Services (SBS) is asking small businesses throughout the city to complete this survey which serves to capture the experience of small business owners who have received violations from the city in 2021, to assess the most common violations based on location and industry. Please note there will be a second short survey where small business owners will have the opportunity to share their experiences with compliance and enforcement.
The release of part 1 of the survey comes on the heels of Mayor Adams releasing his economic recovery blueprint, which seeks to reinvigorate and reimagine New York City so that it cannot just survive a post Covid world but thrive. The best way to do so is to significantly improve the business climate in the city, particularly for small businesses. Reducing the regulatory and enforcement burden small businesses across multiple industries face daily will go a long way to ensuring New York City’s survival.
On that front, it is vital that fleets and small businesses which rely on multiple deliveries throughout the day to be aware that New York City has released a new fine schedule for companies enrolled in the Stipulated Fine and Commercial Abatement Programs.
For more information about services at SBS you can call our hotline, 1-888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692).