Los Osos battle over McDonalds turns ugly
June 17, 2013
About 100 attendees rallied against the proposed 24 hour a day fast food restaurant. Opponents voiced concerns over water usage, architecture, noise, lighting and food quality.
Representatives of the applicant, Mel Cruz McDonalds LLC, spoke of the jobs the restaurant would provide and about vegetarian options that would be included on the menu.
If approved, the McDonalds will be located on Los Osos Valley Road in a building previously leased by Bank of America. The building, which sits in the Vons Shopping Center parking lot, has been vacant for about seven years.
During the meeting, the applicant said that if they receive their permits by August, the restaurant could be opened in late October.
Several residents responded by cursing and yelling at the applicants during the meeting.
On June 27, the Los Osos Community Advisory Council will revisit the application before making its recommendation to the SLO Planning Department.