Making Businesses Better Neighbors
|Licenses to operate and special use permits are sometimes the leverage needed to have a business improve their operations. Suspension of a license or the possible non-renewal of a special use permit can have an effect of changing behavior and improving the quality of life in the neighborhood. My efforts with neighbors, the Department of Neighborhood Services and police have resulted in temporary suspensions that improved neighborhoods in the long run. While it takes community involvement and documentation, there have been changes in operations and elimination of complaints involving an auto dealer, a bar, a recycling company and two convenience stores selling to minors.