I would like them to answer the question of why should we single-family, smaller homeowners conserve when they just keep letting the developers build more. They want us to conserve, so their condos and apartments can have our water and power.
I say no to that and I hope enough Glendale residents start yelling that they are sick of it, too.
Same old story on banquet halls
The banquet hall issue never fails to amaze me because it is always the same (“Montrose restaurant loses battle,” Sept. 13).
Someone, usually from a country where banquet halls are a traditional part of their culture, purchases a restaurant or building, applies for permits to run or build a restaurant, spends tens of thousands, if not millions of dollars, to renovate and decorate and then promptly opens a banquet hall and gets indignant when people expose them for breaking the law.
They call these palaces restaurants, but they never seem to be open to the general public for any meal, no walk-in traffic, won’t or don’t take reservations like a regular restaurant and then seem to have huge parties on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings with crowds that overwhelm their neighborhoods with parking, trash and noise problems. Not to mention the barbecue smoking like crazy outside the back door.
They come to City Council meetings asking for all kinds of variances and exceptions based on the fact they spent all this money, ignoring the fact that they knew from the beginning they couldn’t operate as a banquet hall; and what is even more annoying, never admitting they are a banquet hall. They must think we are all stupid. Actually maybe we are. We put up with this nonsense.
Bob Yousefian, Frank Quintero and Ara Najarian backed away from this issue so fast you could almost see their tires smoking. We don’t want to get all those pro-banquet-hall people mad when looking forward to election time.