Fullerton Restaurant Permit Request Controversy

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By Brandon Pho

A controversial proposed permit for a Downtown Fullerton restaurant has been postponed, after city officials said the application was submitted on altered paperwork and questions were raised about whether the city attorney has a conflict of interest because he owns property nearby.

The permit seemed to be on track for approval Wednesday night, until residents – and later Voice of OC – questioned the paperwork and City Attorney Dick Jones’ potential conflict. The restaurant’s landlord opposes the permit approval.

Planning Commissioners at their Wednesday meeting took no vote on the request by Florentine’s Grill, owned by Joseph Florentine who’s a tenant of downtown property owner Mario Marovic.

Instead, the commissioners directed staff to go back and wait for a complete, unmodified application from Florentine’s.

Read more from our source: Voice of OC

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