Monday, August 3, 2015

City lays off fining small businesses

From the Daily News:

The city is polishing its relationship with small businesses, dramatically cutting the number of tickets issued to mom-and-pop stores.

After years of complaints from small businesses, the number of violations doled out by the city has plummeted over the past 18 months, and the total fines raked in have been cut in half, Mayor de Blasio announced Friday.

The number of violations dropped from a whopping 19,409 in fiscal year 2014 — which included the last months of Michael Bloomberg’s regime — to 11,923 in fiscal year 2015, which just ended.

At the same time, the amount of revenue the city has collected from fines fell from $32.5 million to just over $15.7 million, officials said.


Anonymous said...

If the City revenue goes down by cutting fines they will just raise taxes, fees, license's, etc.

Anonymous said...

So because some business is "Mom and Pop" you don't have to worry about following the law?

Yeah, that's the kind of place I want to shop and dine.

Anonymous said...

The city can make it up by ordering police to double up on ticketing white males because,well just because.

Anonymous said...

One very, very large landlord with buildings in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan, etc, does not recycle. Does not get tickets from Sanitation. Could it be he is bribing them? Other building Supers reported them and started to get tickets if there was a cigarette on the ground in front of their buildings. You do not need a PHD to figure this one out.

Anonymous said...

No kidding.
Crime is exploding worse then it was in the 1970s Mayor Beam era because the mayor has made criminals feel welcome, brazen, justified and safe. Blaz and his Buddie Rev.Al have the police in thumbscrews & handcuffs with no end of this bullshit in sight!!
If you live in Queens or the Bronx invest in bars on your windows if you dont want some poor urban underprivileged inner city youth paying you a visit !! Remember Obama nor the cops will be around to protect you when the shit hits the fan everybody should be prepared. Crime is Is going to be the worst in this nations history.

Anonymous said...

But just look at who is committing 95% of the violent crime over the past year. The problem will never go away.