Camera Cinemas

Measure D Could Cost SJ Downtown Cinemas

Supporters of the minimum wage increase to San Jose businesses fail to consider the impacts of the small business owner trying to do business in this city. The South Bay is predominately suburban communities with no distinguishable borders. Case in point is Campbell, where the Camera 7 operates in the Pruneyard Shopping Center. Camera Cinemas also operates the Camera 3 and 12 in downtown San Jose. Only seven miles separate the facilities. This would certainly not be fair to the employees of the Campbell site where the minimum wage would not be affected. If this ordinance passes, and there is a need to downsize an operation ā€” and in this economy there is a very real possibility of this ā€” the San Jose facilities would be considered first, due to its higher overhead. Iā€™m certain that any other business owner would have to make similar decisions if this ordinance passes.

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