“As the Assemblymember of a district full of small companies, including restaurants, I am encouraged by this announcement at present. Small companies and owners are the backbones of so many of our communities, and we have to do more to reduce the fines and burden they face, especially now as omicron circumstances surge across the city. I thank the Mayor and Small Business Services Commissioner for his or her intent with this and look forward to assessing the outcomes of these actions on our individuals,” said Assembly Member Jessica González-Rojas. “From eating places, bodegas to salons and from clothes retailers to bookstores, small businesses in our communities have suffered profoundly throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. When visiting the small companies in my district, I’m advised how the pointless fines have solely added to the burden, additional crippling our local economic system.
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