Businesses are being asked to prepare for a possible government crackdown on them, which would have serious implications for the state’s economic development, business and legal environment.
“I’m hopeful that they can come to some agreement and we can resolve this through a process that allows for the growth of our business in New York,” said New York attorney Mark Geragos, who represents a number of small businesses.
The New York Business Administration has been working with the city to develop guidelines for business owners who want to operate legally.
“We’re going to need to go back to the original business,” Geragos said.
“For many businesses, it’s very difficult to figure out how to do this.
We want to help them,” he said.
“And we want to be able to support them when they start operating legally.”
The city is working on its own guidelines that would allow businesses to operate without a license.
“The business is going to be asked to go through a comprehensive process,” said City Administrator Michael Bloomberg.
“Businesses have to do a background check, but they also have to take into account that we have to get a license,” he added.
“If the city does go down that route, it could impact all businesses that have to operate within the city,” he continued.
“A lot of our competitors are looking at whether or not they can compete,” said Bloomberg.
“This is a potential threat to them.”
“I think we’ve been talking about this for a while,” said Business Association President Michael Berenson.
“We’re seeing that businesses are very concerned about the possible restrictions, and this is the opportunity to do something about it.”
New York City has already seen a crackdown on businesses operating outside of the city.
“New York is a very safe place to operate,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was recently elected.
“The vast majority of the businesses in the city are small.
It’s a safe environment.””
They’re doing this because they want to protect the environment and the quality of life for New Yorkers,” said Commissioner for the City of New York, Cyrus Vance.”
It is our goal to ensure that the city continues to operate in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy environment for all,” he stressed.”
They have asked us to work with them, and we have, but we need to work out a plan and a solution that’s mutually agreeable with the City Council and the New Yorkers.”