Council approves In-N-Out Burger construction
LANCASTER - Famous California burger chain, In-N-Out Burger, is heading to Lancaster.
After citizen comments during the Monday, April 11 council meeting, there was much excitement shown over the burger chain coming to the area.
“Known to be very location specific, for them [corporate developers] to choose Lancaster, they think Lancaster has tremendous potential,” said resident Barbara Herring.
Once it became time for voting, council unanimously approved.
Once completed, the fast food chain will be located off Interstate Highway 35 near the proposed location of Logan’s Roadhouse.
“I am very thrilled you are bringing your business to our city and helping us grow,” said District 3 Councilman Marco Meja.
In other council news, District 2 Councilman Walter Weaver requested the proposed awarding of the bids for a city owned amphitheater be pulled from the consent agenda and placed on hold.
“I am for the improvements to our city but, with the economy we are in, to see the city spend half a million dollars and the citizens trying to pay raised taxes and food, I think we should hold off until a better time,” said Weaver.
The city of Lancaster was approved for a matching state grant when the then council approved the outdoor facility in 2008.
“Situation has changed since then,” said City Manager Opal Robertson.
“Amphitheater is a great thing and right now we just don’t have the money, constituents are complaining about the streets,” said Mejia.
Emotional Mayor Deputy Pro Tem Nina Morris said, “ you mean this money was there when we had to cut fire and police officers jobs??”
Robertson replied the money was already earmarked then because of the past council’s vote.
“Until we no longer have obligation to the state, we will keep these funds earmarked,” said Robertson.
Council, via a 4-2 vote, approved to delay the bid until after the 2012 budget meeting in July, delaying no longer than 6 months for a vote to come back to the agenda for discussion.
District 4 Councilman James Daniels and District 5 Councilman Clyde Hairston opposed the delay.