FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2010
MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION REQUIRING GREATER ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED CITY RULES
Remarks by Mayor Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws
"The next bill before me is Introductory Number 91-A, sponsored by Speaker Quinn and Council Members Oddo, Ignizio, Koo, Ulrich, Halloran, Fidler, James, Nelson, Rivera, Reyna, Vacca, Vallone, Arroyo, Gennaro, Lappin, Williams, Recchia, Rodriguez, Chin, Greenfield, Jackson, Lander and Rose.
"Introductory Number 91-A requires the Law Department and the Mayor's Office of Operations conduct an analysis of certain proposed rules in an effort to ensure that such rules do not impose undue burdens on the constituency being regulated.
"This legislation, developed as part of the Regulatory Review Panel led by representatives of the Administration and Council, will help our Administration and those that follow ensure that the rules we put forth are both designed along well-established customer service principles and do not stifle our City's small business sector with unnecessary costs and burdens. Indeed, small businesses are the backbone of our City's economy, and in some situations, the best way for government to help them succeed is to get out of the way.
"I would like to thank Counselor to the Mayor Anthony Crowell, Operations Director Elizabeth Weinstein, Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo, and all of their staff along with my Office of City Legislative Affairs for their work on this bill. I would also like to thank the Council for approving this legislation."
Stu Loeser/Evelyn Erskine (212) 788-2958
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