I am writing in response to Michael J. Head's letter (Times, Feb. 11) regarding the proposed McDonald's restaurant in Altadena.
McDonald's has no obligation to consult with Mr. Head or with any other Altadena resident before building this restaurant. If they own the land, they have the right to develop it as they see fit. Mr. Head asks why Altadena should accept this restaurant without resistence. I respond that he has absolutely no choice in the matter.
How would Mr. Head like it if he wanted to build a new porch on his house, but 100 neighbors held a meeting to tell him he couldn't do it? He would tell them where to go, which is what McDonald's should tell Mr. Head.
Obviously McDonald's has done a market survey of some kind to show that this location will give them enough business to make a profit. If Mr. Head really opposes this restaurant, he should wait for it to open and then urge Altadena residents to boycott it. Then the marketplace will decide. If no one will eat there, then it will close. Considering the food is garbage anyway, Altadenans won't be missing much by staying away.