If the city of Glendale had had the smarts to lease the vacant land where the Americana now lords it over his neighbors (as the city fathers of Burbank wisely did) instead of handing it over to this developer, our coffers would be filled with much needed revenue. Instead, Caruso is free to spread his super-consumerism far and wide and enrich himself endlessly.
I encourage other residents of Glendale who agree with my point of view to join a boycott of Caruso's Glendale emporium.
Isabelle H. Meyer
Regarding your article about City Council demanding the Glendale branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles be reopened ("Council demands DMV reopening," Dec. 18), when I first read about the remodel of the Glendale branch, I questioned it because remodeling is an expense that can be spared during hard economic times, especially so for California.
There are many schools who are more deserving and more in need of those funds. However, I also understand that employees need to have a certain comfort level in the workplace and that the taxpayers would also benefit from an updated facility, so I let it go.
Then I heard about DMV's decision to close the newly finished Glendale branch before it even opened. I was outraged. The waste is disgusting, the politics are dumbfounding and the gall of the state is appalling. I don't know who made the call on that one, but I sure hope there wasn't enough left in the budget to keep them employed.