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Perry Masonry

Pico Rivera, CA

#1 Jan 24, 2009
The issue for Battels probably relates to Whittier Municipal Code, Chapter 8.08 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE. Alleys have been a concern due to the wear and tear on the roads and the overflow trash that appears in just about any corner of the city.

So, where does this leave Battels? There were no permits issued for the storage container. The container also impacts the required parking spaces for the building and the minor landscaping required to soften the lot. I find it hard to imagine that a common ground cannot be determined.

I have shopped at Battels for years and I would expect Battels to come through, even in a very bad economy. Perhaps some city redevlopment dollars can be offered to Battels to re-configure the lot. Battel's had to shoulder rough times when the OSH hardware in the Quad was built; and then again when Home Depot moved in. In the spirit of community, the city should assist our successful and longstanding businesses.

P.S., La Habra has a similar property maintenance ordinance.

Since: Jan 09

Downey, CA

#2 Jan 25, 2009
I drive by the Battels location most every day . I don't see containers from Whittier Blvd or Painter.

If the containers are in an alley on his own property why the fuss?
Watching You

Chino, CA

#3 Jan 25, 2009
For the sake of being fair……which I guess Michael Delgado does not believe in… he is running for City Council. Anything he writes about the city council now and going forward in any publication will be extremely biased. This letter is in very poor taste.
Whittier Res

San Gabriel, CA

#4 Jan 25, 2009
Battels should have primer and painted that storage bin. Have you seen it? it looks like a rusted oil tanker. Make it look pretty and the code people would not notice. Plus Battels has plenty of room inside to put the reall exspensive stuff in? Plus now all the bad guys know what you have in the bin?
anyway, get rid of the bin and go to plan B.
good luck
Follow the Money

Curlew, WA

#5 Jan 31, 2009
In 1972, the Watergate informer Deep Throat gave the advice "Follow the money"... it was good advice then, and it still is today whenever you are trying to determine the root of government corruption. It's always about the money. Battel's storage container brings in no revenue, Home Depot, the Dollar Store, and the storage business at Lambert and Colima all do. The ambiance of an area, what the people want, or need for that matter, all take a backseat to the money any of them can bring in to the city coffers, and therefore the pockets of those running the city.

Since: Jan 09

Downey, CA

#6 Feb 1, 2009
Battel's storage container brings in no revenue,

They contain merchandise dummy which brings in revenue!

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