Moratorium is Put in Place

The proposed bail bond business ban has now come to be in Indio. City leaders in Indio approved the moratorium banning new bail bond companies from opening near the jail or near the courthouse.

The approved ban is set for a duration of 45 days. City leaders are concerned that there is an ‘over concentration’ of bail bond businesses in the area downtown.

“I don’t want to hinder any kind of business to come into Indio, but we also want to be smart with that area because a lot of time and effort has been invested into it,” said Glenn Miller, Councilman.

Council members insist they do not want to discourage businesses from moving into the downtown area, but they want to be strategic as to how the downtown area is populated.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM