Roscoe’s Famous Nuisance Appealed: Showdown at City Council!

Well, somebody had to do it...

So we did it. Friends for Fullerton’s Future has appealed the appalling decision by the Fullerton Planning Commission to grant a bogus “special event” permit to Jack Franklyn’s “Roscoe’s” in order to legitimize his ongoing violation of the City ordinance regarding outdoor amplified music in the C-3 District.

Yeah, baby! Mixed use!
Yeah, baby! Mixed use!

We’ve been over this already so there’s no need to rehash all the details except to say that for some reason the City has been complicit in this ongoing permit-dodging scandal: no permits, no code enforcement, a cooked-up noise study, a phony special event permit. The list goes on and on. Now the City Council will be able to weigh in on the subject. We expect lots of chit-chat but the real issue is so simple: the law says you can’t do it! If you want to change the law, then do it. But not before all the necessary CEQA responsibilities are met. And that means an EIR!

Will it say what we want it to say?
We paid for it. Will it say what we want it to say?

5 Replies to “Roscoe’s Famous Nuisance Appealed: Showdown at City Council!”

  1. Well done. Thank you. And thanks for framing the issue in such a clear light. That idiot Jones will want to keep obscuring the real issue – which is fair enforcement of the zoning code. I think Bankhead will understand this as will Keller (I hope). It will be up to Quirk to do the right thing and quash this nuisance once and for all.

    Your point about changing the code is well-taken, too. As are the environmental implications of such a decision.

    From all of us little peons afraid to step into the light, thatnks!

  2. Governments job is to protect the citizenry. I spoke with several of the neighboring business’ and they are intimidated by this whole situation. The city staff has created a situation whereas the neighboring business’ have been pitted against the city staff’s love child. This is wrong, unfair, and un-American.

    The city staff has picked sides with Roscoe’s. The bullshit must stop. We will get to the bottom of this issue.

    What ever happened to the idea that the “stakeholders” were going to participate in the “process” to determine what the noise threshold and parameters should be for outdoor music.

    I read the “noise study” and it did not include any of the surrounding business’ and or property owners. I recall that the neighboring property owners specifically requested to be a part of the process, and that did not happen. Typical Fullerton.

  3. Good job, FFFF. Somebody had to do it. You had the guts to do it. Anyone who votes for this should be recalled. Why have a municipal code if you’re going to turn a blind eye to its observance. Quirk, we’re watching you! You can do the right thing – if it’s in you!

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