Small businesses are the foundation of Amarillo’s vibrancy and diversity. With a “Small Business First” initiative, it will allow us to take powerful strides forward in protecting and supporting those businesses for generations to come.
Many small businesses in Amarillo have been regulated, taxed and fined to the point they have either gone out of business or were left on the verge of going out of business.
I will ensure this pattern of behavior does not continue by making changes to the internal departments charged with such duties and by changing existing policy on regulations, permits, fines, inspections etc.
The playing field must be level for all businesses across the board. I will work hard to put an end to the uneven, unequal and unfair treatment that has run rampant at City Hall for years.
I will work hard to reduce fines and regulations on our small businesses.
I will work hard to bridge divisions in all departments including those pertaining to small businesses and permits, so that we are a resource and not a burden to them.