Rule status: Proposed
Comment by date: January 6, 2022
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The Department of Small Business Services is proposing to promulgate an amendment to its rules to add a reimbursement to fund certain outdoor heating expenses incurred by food service establishments.
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Please see my public comment attached.Comment attachment
This comment is regarding: An amendment to
Chapter 17 of Title 66 of the Rules of the City of New York to add a reimbursement to fund certain outdoor heating expenses incurred by food service establishments. I am a NYC resident and patron of restaurants. I am very much in favor of many forms of temporary assistance for restaurants during this difficult time of pandemic, in particular for small independent businesses that contribute to NYC’s unique character. But I do NOT support putting permanent funding for businesses into the NYC Rules. Providing an efficient, cost effective, speedy and workable legal and regulatory business infrastructure, should be the primary goal of city rules. Providing permanent funding for one aspect of one business category, would be a “crutch” that might work against market forces, and would favor some restaurants over others. VOTE “NO” on this amendment.
This is a terrible idea. The restaurants in my neighborhood are rich at the expense of the residents. You should be giving us, the residents, some things to keep
Us going. The restaurants do not need outdoor spaces now- they have 100% occupancy.
Was Hurricane Sandy not a strong enough signal about global warming?
California is permanently on fire and we are considering using taxes to pay to heat the outdoors by burning more fossil fuels?
Besides, the industry had funds to build thousands of sheds virtually overnight. Everyone who has hired contractors in New York knows they had plenty of money. Many industries could use that tax money too, or lower taxes instead of spending it to pollute.