La Mirada struggles to attract brand-new sit-down restaurants. A program to hand out $30,000 loans might help.– Whittier Daily News

Whenever there’s an election year in La Mirada, incumbents and oppositions battle over how to bring new sit-down restaurants to the city.Now, city

authorities are proposing a program of using low-interest loans as much as $30,000 to draw in dining establishments to La Mirada. However, council members still have actually questionsand city personnel some time year are anticipated to restore answers.

“I do not wish to state ‘yes’ until we understand exactly what the target audience is,” said Mayor Ed Eng. “It has to be a business that owns the residential or commercial property.”

Eng stated he likewise wants to know what does it cost? the program will cost considered that the cash will originate from the city’s general fund.

“(However) if we can bring in a family sit-down dining establishment, it’s a method to generate economic growth,” he said.Tony Aiello ran

unsuccessfully for the City Council in 2015 and 2017 in part on a platform to bring in more restaurants. He called the new program “a step in the right direction.”

“This is a problem that has actually been dogging the city of La Mirada for decades now,” Aiello said. “Unfortunately, many of the programs the city comes up with to bring in new companies include putting individuals in debt.”

State law avoids the city from offering the loan as grants, stated Alison Moore, director of financial development.Richard Trujillo, president of the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce, said he would support”anything from an organisation perspective the city can do to draw in companies and assist them get established.”

“We need more dining establishments and better quality ones,” Trujillo said.Under the proposed new program, entrepreneur obtaining loans through the city would have to reveal they had actually gone to a bank and been not successful, Moore said.The city’s reserve of more than$40 million ensured La Mirada could afford the program, which would likely be restricted to no greater than three or four loans to organisations, said City Manager Jeff Boynton. Clients get in dining establishments in the Crossroads Plaza in La Mirada on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. The City of La Mirada is proposing to offer low-interest loans to bring brand-new restaurants to the city. (Image by Keith Durflinger, Whittier Daily News/SCNG)