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CityViews: Will the Council Finally Act on Strong Protections for Small Businesses?

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New speaker Corey Johnson has indicated strong support for the ‘Small Business Jobs Survival Act,’ which his predecessor did little to advance.

The end of 2017 saw a welcome wave of attention to the plight of small businesses. Numerous reports brought to the fore the noticeable blight of vacant storefronts in neighborhoods across the city.

This attention spurred some action at City Council. Some commercial tax reform finally passed, with stores that make

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