3 ...A a lot of division in Mandarin tonight over putting in a new fast food restaurant and some other businesses at a busy intersection. Chick fil-A is the most high profile among them. The proposed site is at San Jose Boulevard next to Oak Bluff Lane. The project has already received the okay from city council committees... but one city councilman has vowed to slow down the project. Channel 4's Scott Johnson is live in Mandarin... he was at tonight 's town hall meeting. Scott, is this an anti-Chick-fil-A thing ... or something else? 3 3 3 it's something else...pretty much every opponent i've talked to say they like chick fil a... but they don't like all the traffic... light and noise it may bring to the nearby nieghborhoods. 10-15 1'12-1'17 it was standing room only at a townhall meeting in mandarin on whether to build a chick-fil-A and a couple other businesses here on san jose boulevard next to where the target is.ANN SHAMPOO/LIVES NEARBY 18:28:12 - we don't know anything about how many businesses are going in... 'are you worried about that?' if it's an access I use to get out... and I use it everyday. the controversy really arose when people who live nearby down Oak Bluff Lane became concerned and city councilman stephen joost who lives there became their voice... saying they simply can't handle the traffic.STEPHEN JOOST/JACKSO NVILLE CITY COUNCILMAN 18:20:21 - I emailed you a picture this morning where traffic is so backed up on oak bluff that people are already cutting through the grass...so they can make righthand turn. even though a city council committee has given the project tentative approval... joost will go to tommorrow's council meeting and ask the project get pushed back to committee...and not be approved.but there are many who don't favor what joost is doing.... they want the new business in what has for years been a wooded parcel of land next to what's now a closed down applebee's.GEOFF YOUNGBLOOD/MANDARIN BUSINESS OWNER 18:23:14 - in this economy i'm absolutely shocked that the city council would want to prevent chick fil a from coming in. I looked them up today and their average tax base to the average tax pay for land and billing... it's $65,000 a year. The city needs that kind of money. so councilman joost tells me tomorrow at the city council meeting one of two things is expected to happen... one the council will vote 'yes' on joost's proposal to push this back to committee and they'll have more meetings about this...or they'll simply vote 'no' and the project will get the go ahead. 3 Scott, this property is roughly a block away from where a woman was killed while crossing san jose on her way to synagogue a few months back. Has safety become an issue as well?