What Kind of City Do We Want?

Letter to the Editor:

I am writing to urge residents of South Pasadena to attend the Monday night Dec. 4 Planning Commission meeting in the City Council Chambers. Anyone who is concerned about the proposed Domino’s Pizza on Fair Oaks Avenue should attend. In last week’s Review, Harry Lin wrote a reasonable letter pointing out that South Pasadena already has at least six places that serve pizza exclusively and that Domino’s on Arroyo Blvd. is less than 2 miles away.

As South Pasadena upgrades the General Plan/Downtown Specific Plan, questions need to be asked – what do we want Fair Oaks to look like? Do we want a walkable avenue with merchants and businesses like Lucha’s Comfort Footwear, Koi Clothes and Accessories, Ai Japanese Restaurant, Grassroots Natural Market and Kitchen, Union Bakery, Lloyd & Lane•Found Objects, and Cookies & Cream or do we want chains that do not add to the uniqueness of our city? So the question is this: do we need a chain pizza place in  downtown? Please attend Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. and be a part of the discussion.

– Bianca Richards

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Harry Yadav has served as the Editor of the South Pasadena Review since January of 2018. Born and raised in South Pasadena, Harry graduated from South Pasadena High School in 2012, where he played golf and basketball and wrote for the Tiger newspaper. In 2016, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.