Residents form “Never” Group to Protest Neverland Ranch as Tourist Attraction

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Neverland Ranch1 300x199 Residents form Never Group to Protest Neverland Ranch as Tourist Attraction

“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!”

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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.”

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