Small business owners joined Councilman Mark Gjonaj for ‘A Call for Action! Small Business Rally’ on Thursday, June 28 on the steps of City Hall
A Call For Action! Small Business Rally At City Hall
Councilman Gjonaj (c) led the ‘Protect NYC Jobs and Businesses Rally’ on the steps of City Hall.
Small business owners joined Councilman Mark Gjonaj for ‘A Call for Action! Small Business Rally’ on Thursday, June 28 on the steps of City Hall. The councilman and many others spoke out against the mayor’s proposed $1.5 billion increase in new taxes and fees which would be passed onto already struggling business owners and even more fines and regulations.
John Bonizio (c), Westchester Square Business Improvement District chairman and Metro Optics owner, gave his two cents on the mayor’s plan.
Members of the media were on the scene reporting on the protest.
SBJSA advocates Marni Halasa (front, r) and Ray Rogers (r) worry that Gjonaj and his fellow Small Business Committee members will try to modify the bill to weaken its protections for mom-and-pop shops.
Throggs Neck Merchants Association president Bobby Jaen (r) and board member Gerri Colon (c) joined local merchants and Gjonaj in denoucing the mayor’s proposed increase.
Updated 5:17 pm, July 9, 2018