Tomorrow, the Rancho Mirage City Council will vote on whether the city will allow In-N-Out Burger to open a location at Bob Hope and Highway 111. While the prospect of having Double-Doubles served in right in neighborhood would be very appealing to many in the Coachella Valley (looking at you here, Palm Springs and Cathedral City), Rancho Mirage just can’t stop being, well, you know.
In an effort to persuade the city council to vote against allowing the extremely popular burger franchise (and some great jobs) to come to Rancho Mirage, a very small group of residents have taken to the streets to protest and, according to the Desert Sun, have hired an attorney and are looking to raise some serious cash online.
“We believe the traffic study is inadequate and they fudged the figures,” Magnesia Falls Drive resident Jim Elliott said in a recent interview with The Desert Sun. He said of an analysis being done during the summer, “The figures are grossly underestimated.”
Elliott is among a group of about 125 homeowners who have retained an attorney with plans to sue the city should the council green-light the project. They also have started a GoFundMe account in hopes of raising an estimated $100,000 to help with legal fees.
Donations to the GoFundMe, which was created nine days ago, can be made here. How is that going anyway?
Now, I’m not sure what lawyers are charging these days, but I don’t think that’s going to be enough for a very good one.