Simotas Hosts Seminar To Help Local Restaurant Owners

Michael Gianaris

May 24, 2012

The Queens Gazette posted an article about the seminar held by Assemblymember Aravella Simotas on helping local restaurant owners.

On May 17, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas hosted local restaurant owners and managers at the “Understanding the New Health Code: A Restaurant Seminar” at Vino di Vino in Astoria.


The event was attended by members of the local business community as well as state Senator Michael Gianaris.




Gianaris said, “Government should facilitate the success of responsible businesses rather than hinder them. The city’s health code is an important tool to determine restaurants’ level of hygiene, food handling and vermin control, but enforcement of the code has become arbitrary and unnecessarily punitive. I applaud Assemblymember Simotas for organizing today’s seminar, which is a good way for business owners to better understand how the health code works and what they should do to ensure their establishments are in the best possible position to receive the highest grade.”

Read the full article here.