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-- taxes and regulation.
None of them -- even needed his wife and small business owners are being forced to close shop across the country.
But one county legislator is taking a stand and urging counties across the country to do the same joining us now is New York's Suffolk County.
Tenth district legislator and former small business owner himself -- -- good morning -- time -- morning bomb.
There -- fees being loaded on to businesses restrictions.
Making it difficult to open a small business across the country right you're gonna cite one specific example that happened down in Florida.
It's a perfect example of what how the government is getting in the way right tells them.
That's exactly right we're trying to bring this this attitude up to New York okay.
So there's a regulatory ignorance and arrogance that exists in government which is pervasive throughout local governments state governments especially here in New York where it's incredibly difficult to be a business person.
And throughout the country.
One example of that is what's called an impact assessment.
This is this is a fee where government says to a business Sony -- -- your investing your life savings your borrowing from your family.
You're taking all kinds of risk you're gonna pay us additional taxes.
But we also want you to spend money to improve public infrastructure.
And in addition to everything that you have to do to make your own business successful.
It's really be great south bay brewery.
One of these situations and a perfect example is use immunity Campbell of the the straw the broke the camel's back 35000.
Dollars for infrastructure fees cross -- traffic lights what does that have to do with the business itself.
Well that's exactly right and not only that but.
This was in anticipation of some future level of success so the business owner never expected to create pedestrian traffic for his business.
He's invested 300000 dollars of his money -- -- -- -- let's be clear brewer is not a lot of foot traffic it is not a there's a tasting room right but you're not gonna have droves of people walking across the street to a tasting not a whole lot of strollers that need to -- not strollers -- especially when you have bars in town.
You know this guy this guy builds his buildings.
He's develop the property.
And somewhere down the road county government says.
Wait we need you to put in a new traffic signal -- new crosswalk and it's gonna cost -- 35000 dollars.
That's unbelievable so so not only -- -- Putting fees in place like this that big.
That is an obstacle and opening a -- business but shouldn't government be.
Saying here's why you should open -- -- it actually welcoming you went and lowering these obstacles shouldn't be the opposite you know that's.
Collateral that's my opinion to you know I having been in business for many years prior to part elective office I understand what it takes to run a business.
And and you know folks who are in business.
Are are subject to tremendous challenges.
Not only in the economy itself.
But through government.
So government should be asking these.
Should be welcoming these businesses and not putting up roadblocks so you've had success on that point you've been introduced legislation try to counter some of these exorbitant fees tells what the legislation you're hoping to get through so I have a bill that I sponsored that would eliminate.
These impact assessment fees and furthermore it would prevent government.
From bureaucratic -- deciding.
When these fees are necessary and when they're not.
Necessary there are certain exceptions particularly when it comes to large development she wouldn't want to Wal-Mart for example building a store on main street.
Without asking them to do summarize some work.
But for the small businesses we're going to eliminate those fees and hopefully will I'll be able to convince my colleagues to support this.
Small businesses needed more than ever right now -- -- Suffolk County legislator thanks for being with -- my pleasure.
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