Contact: Iris Espino, PIO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CITY OF IRWINDALE MAKES BUSINESS REOPENING A TOP PRIORITY
(Irwindale, CA, June 11, 2020) – The City of Irwindale enacted several business friendly measures to support local businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These actions were taken to support small businesses recovering from the economic downfall as the Los Angeles County economy begins to steadily reopen.
Recently, the economic development department launched a campaign to promote local Irwindale businesses that are open or will be reopening as a way to encourage community members to eat and shop locally. Thanks to the generous donation of the Irwindale Community Foundation, the city was able to offer “We’re Open for Business” banners and window clings to support the campaign at no cost to businesses.
Additionally, the city council adopted an urgency ordinance at last night’s city council meeting authorizing staff to waive the annual rate adjustment as it applies to business license fees and allowing for a 90-day payment deferment on business license fees.
For businesses with little to no revenue, the prospect of paying taxes poses a significant threat to their ability to remain open and pay their workers. The ordinance will help alleviate financial burdens placed on such businesses and improve their survival odds.
“The success of our businesses has always remained a top priority for Irwindale and it is times like these that they rely on us for support,” stated Mayor Albert F. Ambriz. “We as a city have the responsibility to help our businesses keep afloat by evaluating and enacting measures where needed.”