Regarding the charming Divina Cucina Restaurant ("City will investigate roof sign," June 13), I've known this property since it was a drive-in dairy. I've lived in Glendale for 46 years. The property was pretty much an eyesore until the Divina Cucina owners bought the property and turned it into this lovely Italian restaurant, complete with a patio. It's been a neighborhood favorite ever since.
Their recent upgrade, which included a beautiful tile roof over the patio and incorporated their present sign, was a lovely improvement that has even enhanced the appearance of adjacent properties. I don't understand the thinking of the Design Review Board. The sign was, and still is, in the ground.
The enhancements did not put the sign "on" the roof. The sign's pole was incorporated perfectly within the recent patio enhancement and tile roof. Now, after being cleared by the Planning Department and renovation is complete, and the owners have spent almost a half a million dollars, the Planning Department considers the sign illegal? Oh my gosh!