Business Assistance Announcement
City of Industry Announces New Business Assistance Measures to Aid Local Businesses in Reopening
The new measures allow for the expansion of outdoor dining and advertising, and the reduction of local business development fees
City of Industry, Calif. – The City of Industry today announced the adoption of new business assistance measures aimed at helping local businesses impacted by COVID-19 to reopen. During a special City Council meeting, Councilmembers amended several local laws to aid businesses as they reopen, including permitting the expansion of outdoor dining and the use of banners to advertise in all zones of the city, and implemented a new program to reduce business development fees.
“As restaurants, retail, and personal service businesses in our City are able to reopen, we’re working on helping them get back up and running as quickly as possible,” said City of Industry Mayor Cory Moss. “These measures will allow these businesses and others to adapt, grow in our current environment and take another step on the road to recovery.”
Following L.A. County’s announcement on May 29 that hair salons, barbershops, and dine-in restaurants could reopen, the City received several inquiries regarding how businesses could safely reopen while complying with County and City regulations. These new measures address these concerns by providing room for local businesses to adapt to the new business environment, including increased need for outdoor dining and advertising, while also encouraging economic growth with reduced business development fees.
The outdoor seating guidelines will be set by the City’s planning department to ensure all Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines are followed. The program will require no fee and will be in place for 90 days, with extensions considered by the City Manager. Business development fees will be reduced by 50% or up to $50,000. These include CEQA review.
In addition to the relaxing of these ordinances and the reduction of business development fees, the City will not charge businesses for their application for temporary permits for outdoor dining or banners.
For more information, please visit CityofIndustry.org.