The increasing number of visitors at the Americana at Brand is obvious. The growing number of tourists means more profit for the Americana and apparently the city of Glendale.
But on the other hand, the Golden Key Hotel has done well enough in that area and since the Americana was more recently established there, it is not fair to have the hotel's owner lose his business in order to allow Caruso to better sell or rent his apartments and increase the retail area.
The City Council should not have approved a plan that essentially forces the neighboring property owners, specifically of the Golden Key Hotel, to sell their own property, redevelop or to Caruso or lose their property ("Hotelier: City clipped my wings," Dec. 21). In fact, the city sacrifices other properties and businesses in order to gain more money as well as Caruso dose.