Mom-and-pop biz to get breaks from city fines under City Council bill

A pair of bills offering New York small business relief from the city’s fines and regulations is expected to pass the City Council Thursday afternoon. 

Two government regulation reform bills—one sponsoring an amnesty program for penalties assessed on small businesses; the other that would issue warnings instead of fines—will be put up for a vote in council on Thursday, according to the office of City Councilman Mark Gjonaj, chair of the Small Business Committee. 

“We’re going to pass this,” said Reginald Johnson, chief of staff to Gjonaj, said on Wednesday. “Both bills will come up for a vote. We’re confident they will pass.”   

Gjonaj is sponsoring a bill together with nine other

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