Unwelcome Downtown Businesses

Moe hates the resale shops that proliferate the city.

As the town struggles to attract businesses to downtown, there is a moratorium of certain types of commerce. Art galleries that are open maybe 14 hours a week are welcome. All the rest of you go to New Monterey:

The Community Development Department received a letter from the Pacific Grove Chamber ofCommerce (Attachment 3) requesting a moratorium on the allowance of future benefit/consignment
and resale shops. This is but one example of incompatible (but currently allowed) uses allowed in
the Commercial Downtown (C-D) Zoning District

    Pawn Shops
    Electronic Cigarette (Vapor/Vape) Shops
    Check Cashing Stores
    Bail Bonds
    Storefront Churches (religious assembly)
    Gold and Silver Exchange Stores
    Auction Houses (existing may remain)
    Automobile Rental
    Recreational Vehicle Sales (including boats)
    Tire Sales and Repair
    Kennels or Pet Boarding (when not associated with an animal hospital)
    Blood, Plasma Sale Centers
    Body Piercing and Tattoo Shops (on Ground Floor, only)

Unwelcome Downtown Businesses

Juan The Builder Measured Twice, Cut Costs Illegally

Business comes crashing down just like his work at 419 Congress

419 Congress Sunk

Normal contractor crimes of license and workers comp fraud. Amazing that more are not caught.

The District Attorney’s office said it received a complaint in 2012, stating Rosas’ business, Juan the Builder and Associated, Inc., was operating without a valid license and without workers’ compensation insurance for his employees.

During a joint investigation, fraud investigators said they worked with the Contractor State License Board and found Rosas had been been fraudulently reporting a minimum payroll to the State Compensation Insurance Fund from March 2007 to September 2012.

Juan The Builder Measured Twice, Cut Costs Illegally