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Danville vice mayor eyes ways to help small business owners

January 07, 2019 / ​John Crane
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Danville’s vice mayor plans to roll out proposed changes to ease burdens on small business owners in the city. Two items on the top of the list include loosening the restriction on the amount of space a home-based business can use for commerce within a dwelling, and taking a look at the deposit new small business owners must pay to Danville Utilities. “I’ve always wanted to do things to make Danville more business-friendly,” said Vice Mayor Lee Vogler. “I want to make sure we’re not forgetting about small businesses. They really are the backbone of our local economy.” Currently, the city restricts home-based businesses to a minimum of 400 square feet or 25 percent of their home’s total square footage, whichever is smaller.