its oft-stated neighborhood protection concerns and redirect this
adult entertainment operation to a more appropriate location.
Mayor Jef Vander Borght's self-assurance that valet parking will
make this bar/nightclub more palatable and adequately insulate the
community was overly optimistic, simplistic and remains doubtful.
Councilman Todd Campbell was reassured enough to vote down the appeal
on the hope that city staff would be able to enforce all the 50-plus
conditions of approval. Then again, he lives across town and the
nightly partying does not gear up until after his bedtime.
Dimples certainly will not be disturbing Campbell's sleep!
Councilwoman Stacey Murphy expressed some very valid concerns about
parking inadequacies. Nonetheless, she gave Dimples the thumbs up.
So much for neighborhood protection! So much for the council's
repeated pronouncements of concerns for neighborhood protection that
consistently result in residents being less protected, more impacted
and their quality of life eroded in order to appease, accommodate and
entice favored businesses, developers, or other special interest
* DAVID W. GORDON is a resident of Burbank.