“Neighbors of Neverland are organizing against any move to turn Michael Jackson’s former home into a tourist destination that could disturb the area’s rural tranquility.
Residents of the rural Santa Ynez Valley announced a new group Monday called “Never!”
It is backed by area community organizations that want to head off any attempts to convert the Neverland ranch in remote Los Olivos into a commercial venue, spokesman Bob Field said.
Field said the area doesn’t have the roads, police or other infrastructure to support crowds drawn to a Graceland-like tourist attraction, which he said would disrupt the enclave’s tranquility.
Such a development would require the property to be rezoned from agricultural to commercial use, a lengthy process that would require a series of public hearings where residents could express their opposition.”