Disappointingly, Republican Indianapolis Mayor Ballard has shown a pro-regulation, anti-small business side to his administration.
Instead of pushing the City-County Council to get rid of unnecessary, small business-inhibiting regulations and fees, the Mayor proposes to raise licensing fees on 27 types of businesses.
If he wants to increase the tax receipts for the city, he needs to work on a program that will help small businesses grow and hire more employees.
Lastly, does he really think these small businesses will pay the increased fees? LOL. They usually pass it on to the consumers or reduce costs by firing employees. Here's to more unemployment in Indianapolis (which is already too high because of minimum wage laws whose real purpose are to keep the wealthy - wealthy; and the poor - poor).