Our fourth in a continuing series of our non-biased reviews of anti-development web sites which dot the Southern California internets. This week... NO HOME DEPOT IN SUNLAND-TUJUNGA.
The people behind the No Home Depot campaign were kind enough to remind us that we used to have a regular feature about our favorite anti-dev web site. So we're happy to start again and feature them today. The No Home Depot crew wants to stop a proposed Home Depot from moving in to their tranquil foothill based, horse loving, small hardward store supporting community. Similar to the anti-Wal Mart campaigns, the community is not against big box retailers (they do want a Target), they just want responsible retailers that will fill a community need.
What is it About: Traffic and protecting local mom-and-pop hardware stores. The community also wants some stores that serve their needs.
Villains: Home Depot, Latham & Watkins, the Department of Homeland Security (??), Mayor Villaraigosa (undecided), the rich bastards in La Canada, Montrose and La Cresenta.
Buzzwords: Economic balance; fair representation
Last Update: Yesterday.
Site Design: The site is fairly cluttered with links, quotes and pictures of varying sizes. Interesting content but a little muddled, and the Tom Petty song in the background made us dive for the mute button on our keyboard. The message comes across pretty clearly, and the site seems to be pretty actively updated. Some streamlining of content might be nice and maybe one font size.
Our Judgement (on the scale of 1 to 5 NIMBYs, 5 being the best): 3 NIMBYs