One Stop Shop Business Portal
Today the City Council passed legislation the NYC Hospitality Alliance long advocated for that requires the City to develop a “One Stop Shop Business Portal.” Small businesses will be able to create an account that will consolidate all City permits, applications, and information for businesses on a portal, so they will not have to interact separately with each city agency. The portal will also allow businesses to settle or pay outstanding balances on notices of violation and interact with the City in different ways. Now that the legislation has been passed it will be sent to Mayor Adams to sign into law, which we anticipate he will do, and we will keep you posted as the portal is developed.
The following NYC Hospitality Alliance quote was included in the lead sponsor of the legislation, Council Member Julie Menin’s press release announcing the bill’s passage:
"Running a restaurant in NYC requires small business owners to navigate a big bureaucracy, an alphabet soup of separate regulatory agencies such as DOH, DOB, DEP, FDNY and DCWP, each with their own permits, requirements, and systems. This overly complex regulatory maze creates confusion and red tape that results in delays and uncertainty costing time, money and headaches for small business owners. That’s why we commend Councilmember Julie Menin for her leadership introducing this legislation and working successfully with her colleagues to pass it, which will create a "One-Stop Shop" to coordinate, streamline and manage a restaurant’s regulatory relationship with the city in one easy to navigate online portal. We urge Mayor Adams to sign this important bill into law and we look forward to working with his administration on developing and implementing the "One-Stop Shop to support small businesses," said Andrew Rigie, Executive Director, NYC Hospitality Alliance