Sunday, August 18, 2013

FINE, WE'LL REDUCE THE FINE


You know that A, B, C Health Department rating system for eateries in New York City? Well, it's not gong away. But City Council speaker and mayoral candidate Chris Quinn says she wants to reduce the fines. From as much as $2,000 a pop to an average $200. Proponents say the rental rates are just too high, restaurant owners can be kicked out of business by onerous city fines. Besides, they argue, the rating signs in the window, the real reason owners keep their places clean, will stay.

But some customers I interviewed for 1010 WINS say they fear that with puny fines, owners won't care enough to keep their restaurants clean.

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