These past few days, New York City has been at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic making sure that New Yorkers are receiving the support and resources they need. In an act of goodwill, a coalition of major New York City landlords has pledged not to execute eviction warrants for the next three months as the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the city. While this is a non-enforceable and limited measure, is a step in the right direction.
To help our small business cope with the impact of COVID-19, we need to see a Citywide rent moratorium for all small business owners, of at least 60 days and until we further assess the ongoing impact of this crisis. At this moment our highest priority must be the livelihood and safety of all New Yorkers.
Therefore, I call on the City to impose a temporary Rent Freeze for all small business owners who are currently impacted by Coronavirus restrictions. There is a growing number of employers having to make the arduous decision of furloughing or laying off thousands of workers or facing serious financial ramifications. There are close to a quarter of a million small businesses in New York City, comprising one of the largest work forces in the State. Their survival is crucial to the financial well being of the City. There is a growing number of employers having to make the arduous decision of furloughing or laying off thousands of workers or facing serious financial ramifications. Therefore, I call on the City to impose a temporary Rent Freeze for all small business owners who are currently impacted by Coronavirus restrictions.
Lastly, I ask that the City work alongside the Federal Government to ensure immediate relief initiatives for small businesses currently struggling to stay afloat. If the Federal Government was able to inject over a trillion dollars into our stock market, they should be able to find the resources necessary to support the American people in their time of need.
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Llamado a Congelación de Renta de Alquiler a Pequeños Negocios Por 60 Días
Para ayudar a nuestros pequeños negocios a enfrentar el impacto del coronavirus, necesitamos aplicar una prórroga al pago de la renta de alquiler de nuestros pequeños negocios, de al menos 60 días, y hasta que podemos re-evaluar los efectos de esta crisis. En este momento, nuestra máxima prioridad debe ser el sustento y la seguridad física de todos los neoyorquinos.