Tuesday, December 15, 2009


From Christine C. Quinn, Speaker, New York City Council:

“As part of the New York City Council's ongoing effort to assist small businesses and homeowners, I wanted to forward a recent video clip on the Penalty Forgiveness Program.

This special three-month program, which was created by the Mayor's Office and the City Council to help local businesses and homeowners deal with overdue fines, is scheduled to end on December 21, 2009.

So far over 14,000 entrepreneurs and homeowners across the City have submitted applications to have late fees, interest and other charges waived from outstanding Environmental Control Board summons.

Please take a moment to view the video clip at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tamofYSRag8.

This video gives explicit instructions on how to apply for this waiver. For more information about the Penalty Forgiveness Program, please click here.

I hope this information is useful. The City Council is committed to helping small businesses get through these difficult times. We have passed a number of new initiatives and laws to help individuals and businesses. You can read more about these initiatives, collectively called "Open for Business," on our website at http://www.council.nyc.gov.”