By Miriam Raftery
April 24, 2020 (San Diego) -- The County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a $5 million loan program to help small businesses in the unincorporated area that have suffered losses because of COVID-19.
After more than a month of mandatory shut-downs, promised relief has not arrived for many businesses and individuals. Pam Garcia owns a hair salon in the unincorporated area of El Cajon. “None of my self-employed people have gotten unemployment. I filled for small business help and have received not even a letter,” she posted on Facebook. “ I also have not received my stimulus.”