Impact on Existing Businesses

Big box stores and large national retailers are hurting businesses which have existed in Beaumont and Banning for many years. Many such businesses have been forced to close their doors.

Many existing businesses feel that the City is trying to force them out of business in order to make room for new development by eliminating parking spaces and through the use of selective code enforcement.

Most local businesses do not have a fair opportunity to bid on public contracts, as Urban Logic and City Manager Alan Kapanicas consistently see to it that contracts are awarded to a small and exclusive group of close friends and business associates.