The Observer's Matt Scheurman posts on the congestion pricing/tax press conference we held yesterday and points out that Bodega head Jose Fernandez has said supportive comments on both sides of the issue. Jose, always sensitive to the impacts of policy on small business, understands intuitively that the pricing scheme is going to raise the cost of doing business, particularly for Hispanic distributors.
At the same time, we can't underestimate the persuasive abilities of the mayor. As we told our long time friend, if the mayor will finally live up to some of his promises (particularly on La Tienda Segura) then he should perhaps go for it. His stores can use all of the help the city has to offer.