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-- in California calling it a fight between David and Goliath or perhaps you could say a fight between the galactic empire and the rebel alliance.
Residents and maroon county just north of San Francisco expressing their concern about George Lucas -- plans to build a new movie production facility there.
Of course Lucas is the famous producer and director of Star Wars.
His company looking to build the new facility in an area known as -- ranch this is an artist's rendering of what it will look like.
Critics claim the plan violates local zoning rules and they say it would mean more noise pollution and traffic congestion.
But developers say they're committed to protecting the local environment and they add the facility will generate jobs and tax revenue.
Let's bring back lawyers former federal prosecutor Kendall Coffey and criminal defense attorney Rachel Kugel -- I lived up their fourteen years ago when this thing started.
I mean this city has time and again said yep -- ago and they keep pulling the rug out from underneath this guy he's -- A lot for that -- mean c'mon right -- absolutely it was approved actually fourteen years ago.
-- a lot of people are reporting that fact that it was approved they went through all the proper legal channels and infect this incarnation of it.
Is even more environmentally friendly even less intrusive it's bringing jobs and listen every county doesn't want it I'm sitting -- Bloomberg and we'll find -- place -- it in New York.
Yeah I go back to what I -- -- Kendall but.
That was an in N out burger they wanted to put up there and it and that county -- and take the drive thru out it was the only in and around the country without a drive through.
Let's -- so I mean George Lucas is going to be frustrated all of this legal stuff that's being pounded on him.
So frustrating because you really tried to do everything right to make it more environmentally friendly.
Winning Star Wars and galaxies far far away can be a lot easier -- winning neighbor wars.
In a local zoning dispute because never underestimate the power of scores of homeowners cramming inside City Hall.
We're getting inside a courtroom if -- file legal challenges to the project.
But I guess the question is is that fair and -- wanna put this on the screen because this is the response from George Lucas he says and I'm quoting here it's surprising that -- -- opposed to this plan despite the fact.
That it was publicly vetted which it was discussed and analyzed at length and then unanimously approved by a marine board of supervisors.
More than fourteen years ago we set I mean is it fair for neighbors to have that much away -- over over a project that could do good.
Not when he's done this much to try to make it acceptable he's compromised all over the place B -- including creek restoration including modifications is Rachel talked about.
But we've got to be realistic he's may have to find a way to do more.
Because projects -- sometimes to die from a slow death.
And it could be Star Wars fourteen or Indiana Jones -- grandfather by the time this is done if he can't get these homeowners to back down.
But I gotta tell you really as one of the nicest places on the planet and the reason it is that nice Rachel is because they're very meticulous about what goes up and what doesn't so you know that factors into the.
Sure but to say that it's David and Goliath and that somehow.
George Lucas is so much more power than everybody just isn't true if that were true this thing went in built and -- ready.
The facts matter is neighbors have a lot of power of these local politics have a lot of power and you can -- yourself on the.
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