HEMET: Mayor says pawn shop rejection came down to revenue
Hemet Jewelry & Loan's application to open in this vacant building on Florida Avenue, at Yale Street, in Hemet, was denied by the City Council on Tuesday, June 11. Stating that they hope to get a more upscale business along the city's main corridor, three Hemet City Council members upheld a Planning Commission denial of a permit that would have ... (more)
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#1 Jun 13, 2013
Thank you city council
#2 Jun 13, 2013
One step forward. Now make the decision to demo the empty bldgs to make way for newer proper bldings/buisness.
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We have a history of saying,Is this the best location for this business? Youssef said
Drive from sanderson to stanford and check the "history".
#3 Jun 15, 2013
Thank Goodness Debbie Green spoke up at the council meeting and the council turned down the pawn shop application. I have lived here since 1969 and am now frightened to go out at night as I live near this shopping center. From Santa Fe east to Columbia it is a war zone with robberies,purse snatchings,car thefts, drug dealing openly on the street, gunshots and assaults. The drugs are so bad in Hemet and people just keep on dealing. If you report it, nothing happens. Druggies are desperate to get their hands on cash so they can keep using. I remember back in the 1970's and 1980's we had murders and robberies, but not the assaultive "in your face" street behavior that we are seeing today. I am just sick of the dollar stores, pawn shops, cash checking stores, liquor stores that sell glass pipes for smoking drugs and the prostituion that happens up and down Florida Avenue. I am so glad that they denied the pawn shop permit, but I do question denying it on the premise of wanting sales tax in an empty building. They denied the old Albertsons store to be rented by the Riverside County Mental Health Dept. They provide treatment for the mentally ill and those who need drug programs to become clean. Their facility on Menlo is too small for their 1800 clients a month they provide services to. Plus wages for office staff start about $12.00 per hour. A big jump from minimum wage that most businesses pay in this city.
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