Cutting Red Tape For Restaurants During The Pandemic

Councilmember Blumenfield has been doggedly pursuing ways to help restaurants and small businesses from going under during these difficult times. Toward that end, Blumenfield authored special legislation to temporarily suspend and/or streamline certain City regulatory hurdles that have been a financial burden to small businesses during the pandemic. The measures were adopted by the City to help businesses recover and expand, with an eye towards making a number of them permanent after the economic crisis has eased.

Although the City does not have the vast resources of the Federal and State Government to bail out local businesses, Blumenfield is actively working with business owners to identify creative solutions at the City level to assist businesses and their workers during this difficult time.