Council says no way to Chick-Fil-A
Original post made on Oct 19, 2012
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on Oct 19, 2012 at 9:27 am
This council, except for Means just doesn't get it. We are busy here, carting kids back and forth. No matter what you try to legislate, we are for the most part going to continue to drive our cars, face it. If you want mass transit, move to Europe. It is not feasible here. This whole thing couldn't come at a better time, a relevant time to vote out these so called representatives. Furthermore if you keep voting to stifle businesses, thereby reducing tax revenue, you did it to yourselves, cut your own expenses, do now even think about trying to raise my taxes or fees!
on Oct 20, 2012 at 9:52 am
I ride mass transit and bicycle as often as I can. I applaud the efforts to make this even more feasible!
on Oct 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm
Believe it or not, the rejection of a drive-thru at this location does not mean that cars are not allowed to drive on El Camino. It's a terrible idea that would create safety and traffic problems in that neighborhood. Then, if you consider a possible 'grand boulevard' scenario, then it really doesn't make any sense.
I'm sorry that the landowner cannot charge high rent for their location. Unfortunately, there are quite a few stretches along El Camino that cannot charge high rent as they don't get the foot traffic. If property owners would get together and merge their land into larger multi-tenant shopping areas, then they could generate synergy to drive more traffic (read $$$) for the tenants and *then* the rents can go up.