Partnership surveys SGV businesses on curfews and civil unrest
IRWINDALE - The Partnership issued a short survey this week of San Gabriel Valley businesses to see what effect the civil unrest and county-wide curfews have had on their operations. Protests have occurred across the country following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minnesota last week, with looting and rioting hitting parts of downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Long Beach. The San Gabriel Valley has been fortunate to see little violence in our region while many protests have been peaceful in cities such as Alhambra, Pasadena, West Covina, Pomona, Covina, Diamond Bar, Walnut, La Verne, Glendora, and Claremont.
Survey results show that nearly 75% of the businesses surveyed reported that the county-wide curfews had not impacted their operations. Nearly 80% were in favor of the curfews and 78% were hopeful that their businesses could reopen and restart under new health guidelines. Only three businesses said that the riots have hurt their businesses, however the damage to these businesses was severe. One comment made was that the curfews are hurting businesses, who have done nothing wrong, when law enforcement should concentrate on stopping looters and property damage.
This short survey was available over four days this week and received 33 responses. It's a small snapshot of what has been a turbulent time for the country and Southern California. For more information, contact Paul Thomas, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Partnership - email@example.com.