As restaurants and retail re-open, Lowell looking to “complement efforts”
The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance made the following statement today following a Lowell Sun story reporting on the city's efforts to provide outdoor music over the summer to help downtown restaurants and retail businesses re-open and encourage commerce. The story may be found here.
“The Governor’s executive orders have had a devastating effect on downtown small businesses, including retail and restaurants. The leaders of Lowell should be applauded for encouraging and assisting small businesses as they re-open. The local leaders in our cities and towns often know what is best for their communities. Lowell's efforts to bring people back to their downtown and assist their small business as they begin to reopen should be emulated,” stated Paul D. Craney, spokesperson for Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance.
“The responsibility for rebuilding our Main Streets will now fall mostly on the local officials and leaders. That is why it is so important for them to be applauded when they do something helpful. State House leaders can learn an important lesson here. As they continue to bypass the democratic process in order to impose harmful executive orders and regulations that hurt small businesses, it’s the local leaders who will have to help pick up the pieces in their towns and cities,” concluded Craney.