San Jacinto partners with retail development firm in hopes of growing revenues

Photo by Kyle Selby / The Valley ChronicleCity Manager Rob Johnson endorsing Retail Strategies and the benefits of their partnership with the city. ■ Kyle Selby / Reporter The San Jacinto City Council approved a three-year agreement Tuesday with Retail Strategies—a national retail firm partnering with cities to expand retail opportunities—for an economic development retail recruitment program. “We really have two options to increase our revenue,” explained San Jacinto City Manager Rob Johnson. “We can increase the amount of homes that we have to increase our overall property tax to the city, or we can increase our volume of sales tax by attracting retailers.” “We need to look for alternative ideas,

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