***UPDATE: Fox News reported earlier that the Mayor overrode the Architectural Board and Chick-fil-A will open up next year***
Santa Barbara’s Architectural Board of Review has effectively blocked Chick-fil-A from opening a new store because 5 members of the board abstained from voting to approve a revised landscaping plan for the location. One City Councilman is calling for these members to resign because he says the board is about architecture, not politics:
This isn’t just pathetic, it’s hateful and intolerant. These board members will probably hide behind technicalities as this one board member is doing. But as Hotchkiss points out, politics should play no part in this decision.
This is how the left governs. Free speech for all unless they disagree with it.