Rules and regulations in the city are designed to protect consumers. But businesses have complained excessive fines and inspections are hurting their operations. The restaurant rating process and health department inspectors have been criticized.
New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio requested statistics from the administration about fines and violations. He released a report that details an increase in the number of violations and the amount of money collected. He also says the numbers show businesses in outer boroughs are being ticketed more often and paying more fines than those in Manhattan.
The Mayor’s office says there has been a growth in the number of businesses.
You can read the Public Advocates report here: http://pubadvocate.nyc.gov/news/2013-02-21/de-blasio-report-bloomberg-administration-draining-outer-borough-businesses-plug-bud