THOUSAND OAKS : Home Depot Gets 5-Month Extension

With some neighbors still up in arms over early-morning noise and traffic at Home Depot, the Thousand Oaks City Council granted the company a five-month extension to work out its differences with residents.

Home Depot asked the city last year for permission to open one hour earlier, but the Planning Commission denied the request, leaving the matter to the City Council. In asking the council to delay hearing the store's request, Home Depot managers said they hope to use the next few months to convince nearby residents that they are trying to be better neighbors.

The public hearing has been rescheduled for July 11.

According to city staff members, the large hardware and building supply store was already opening at 6 a.m. without a permit.

Residents complain that trucks making early-morning pickups and deliveries are disruptive and loud.

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