Endless Small-Biz Regulations Under Review in NYC

Even the city's politicos admit they've overdone it


Small businesses that complain of being besieged by city fines for obscure rules and regulations may soon get a reprieve.

The City Council announced yesterday it is examining outdated and onerous laws and will recommend that the Bloomberg administration modify them or remove them from the books altogether.

Some of the obscure laws the council is looking to change include requiring companies to put their business-license numbers on business cards and mandating large signs instructing customers to call 311 with complaints.