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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:01 am, Thu Apr 24, 2014.

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), in conjunction with the 82nd Street Partnership, will host a forum for restaurateurs and small business owners to learn about proposed changes to the restaurant letter-grade and fine system as well as the new paid sick leave law.

“Small businesses have suffered during the economic meltdown and painfully slow recovery that has followed,” Peralta said in a written statement. “Bullying and relentlessly fining them was making a bad situation that much worse. There was a sigh of relief among small business owners when this mayor was elected. The proposed new restaurant regulations are an important step toward helping small businesses succeed.”

Officials from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Consumer Affairs will detail the proposed changes and respond to questions. Representatives from the Department of Small Business Services will also be on hand to talk about small business access to capital.

The forum will be held on April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Langston Hughes Library, located at the corner of 100th Street and Northern Boulevard in Corona.

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