The regulatory burden and the regulatory regime in the District have a large impact on economic growth. Regulations that make it harder and more expensive to do business in the District inhibit economic growth. The Mayor’s Regulatory Reform Task Force has requested help from the public in determining which regulations need to be changed or eliminated. We would encourage the task force to keep two goals constantly in mind as they look at various regulations: Can we eliminate or change this regulation so that it lowers the cost of doing business in the District of Columbia? And can we eliminate or change this regulation to increase the ease of doing business in the District? We think if you keep those two goals in mind at all times — make it easier and cheaper to do business in the District — good things will come. As an organization we feel the regulatory process is an important and core function of government. However, we feel the regulatory burden on particular industry should be as minimal as possible. We want to regulate smarter, with a footprint that is more conducive to growth.

Regulatory Task Force Request for Comments