New York City's intense Department of Health grading system might just get a little less severe: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is drafting legislation that would reduce the fines given to restaurants caught with health code violations. A hospitality industry lobbyist tells the Daily News that the City Council is "definitely working on the bill," which would most likely reduce fines for non-food-related violations and waive them for restaurants that receive an "A" after an appeal.
Of course, the change would have to be approved by Bloomberg, so good luck with that.
· Council Speaker Christine Quinn Drafting Bill to Reduce Fines Given to Restaurants Under City's Tough Grading-System [NYDN]
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