The La Quinta City Council delayed a vote that was scheduled this week on a proposed Pavilions shopping center after residents complained that they didn’t want to live next to a gas station that came with it.
Via the Desert Sun:
Opponents, many nearby residents, said they don’t want to live next to a gas station, but also cited increased traffic and negative impact on property values as concerns.
“I’m not opposed to the Pavilions, we do need another market; we don’t need another gas station,” said Yolanda Mills, pointing to plans to add fuel pumps at the Ralphs in Citrus Plaza, directly across Jefferson Street from the Pavilion Palms site.
“I would like for you to not pass this,” Mills said.
Proponents said the area needs another grocery store and pointed to the jobs that would be created, including high-paying union positions with the grocery store, and added revenue for the city.
So, for those keeping score, you can now add gas stations to the list, along with In-N-Out Burger, as places that Coachella Valley homeowners find unacceptable in their neighborhoods.
As for what is acceptable, well, I really don’t know.