The business won the approval in August of a conflicted Planning Commission Noun 1. planning commission – a commission delegated to propose plans for future activities and developments
commission, committee – a special group delegated to consider some matter; “a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours” – Milton Berle , but the debate endured as opponents, including council members Laurene Weste and Bob Kellar, appealed.
Atkinson, co-owner of The Tattoo Room in Granada Hills, could not be reached Monday for comment. But he said in an interview last month he intended to counter the appeal.
“We already fought that fight,” he said. “We’re being discriminated against because a few people don’t like tattoos.”
Weste and Kellar did not return calls for comment Monday.
City planners recommended denying Atkinson a minor use permit because the studio “would not be compatible with the desired neighborhood character and the type of businesses envisioned for Downtown Newhall and the surrounding area,” according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.