Rancho-area residents living immediately adjacent to the ongoing construction of a daycare center at the Disney Imagineering campus on Flower Street are correct to monitor and voice complaints about quality-of-life impacts on their daily lives ("Disney construction angers residents," Aug. 27). And the City Council's recent response to address these issues right away, suggesting even more strict regulation, is absolutely correct.
Rancho residents like myself have been witness to the infrastructure upgrades and facility construction over the last several years, recognizing both the improved appearance of Disney's portion of the Grand Central Creative Campus, as well as the more unpleasant impacts associated with trucks and traffic, roadwork, and construction noise, dust and vibration.
Back at the end of the last decade, a dedicated group, of which I was a participant, from the Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council membership addressed Disney's ambitious proposed plans by scrutinizing a huge Environmental Impact Report that was finalized in 2000 as an agreement between the city and the company after raising, and having codified, these very kinds of concerns. It included the now-completed KABC-TV facility and sign tower, and the massive office buildings.