will be compatible and continue to allow the existing older
residential multi-family housing units to survive and make the
project more friendly and compatible with the surrounding
multi-family and single-family community. Without on-street parking,
the residential units on the north side of Alameda will have no place
to park and will further impact the residential neighborhood to the
A project is supposed to mitigate its impacts; that includes any
parking that it displaces. Thank you Leader for giving the community
the opportunity to comment further on the project.
Concerns of residents never off base
I'm writing in regard to Alfred Aboulsaad's letter ("Growing pains
evident in city, at council meetings," Oct. 20 Leader). Alfred has
accused me of not caring for the business traveler who has to shuttle
or drive 30 miles to LAX.
Alfred is very misinformed. An expanded airport does not
necessarily guarantee that a person will fly out of Burbank. There
was a lot more factors involved.
It's not that I don't care, it's just I care more about the
quality of the resident's lives of Burbank and those in surrounding
cities. An expanded airport will bring more noise, more pollution and
more health problems.
I guarantee that as fact as do the experts who deal with health
issues and the affect of airports on the human psyche. In fact, don't
take my word for it. Go to www.nrdc.org and check out the National
Resource Defense Council and read what they have to say about
expanded airports. Their website is very informative and I just
ordered their booklet, "Flying Off Course," which deals with the
negative affects of airports and expansion.
Alfred further accuses of me of only doing things for my own best
interest. I know a number of residents who have complained about many
of the same things I bring up at the council meetings. Obviously,
Alfred doesn't know how I work. He also accused me of not speaking
out on issues vital to the city, such as the horses in front of P.F.
Chang's. For his information, many residents have stated how much
they do not like those horses.