Hotel San Bernardino

Friday, June 13, 2014 – 02:30 p.m.

It just keeps getting better and better for beleaguered San Bernardino, California.

As previously discussed this week. The Hilton Hotel, located in the city’s Hospitality Lane Business District, has been sold and reopened under a new trade name.

The Hilton has become the “The Hotel San Bernardino”.

No, that’s not a misprint.

The Hotel has been stripped of any Hilton insignia and the temporary sign coverings are now in-place. Priceline.com has room rates starting at $80.

We’re going to keep saying this over and over again. Government projects, other than transportation improvements and the delivery of basic services, and the senseless spending of taxpayer money, doesn’t fix anything.

What attracts a healthy business climate is safe streets and a good reputation. Something woefully lacking here.

Hopefully this business doesn’t go the way of the shuttered Downtown Hotel formerly-operated under the names Radisson and Maruko.

Another new unhealthy advertisement is appearing on business store fronts, it targets the city’s biggest demographic group,  and it’s spreading like wildfire.

That advertisement reads “We accept EBT Cards”.

EBT refers to California Advantage Debit Cards used to deliver welfare and other social services payment programs.