California government in a nutshell: It destroys your business and wants to be thanked for it.

Source: Orange County Register
by Susan Shelley

“The business of running a hotel or motel has certainly become complicated. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, California began a secretive program of leasing entire hotel properties and converting them, temporarily, to housing for people experiencing homelessness. It was something that might have been inconceivable at one time, but when the government declares an emergency and essentially forces people to stay home and not travel, and hotels see revenue drop to zero with no known end date, what is inconceivable quickly becomes inevitable. And apparently permanent.” (05/17/23)