I am writing to you as a resident/renter/Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights member and 100 percent voter of Santa Monica. Thank you for all your interest in members of our community. As you may know, on the “air issue” [Santa Monica] leaders have got it very wrong.
There is no reason whatsoever to make excuses for smoke anywhere in our community. To do so is such a delusional and old-school mentality (it’s not the 1960s anymore!); shouldn’t Santa Monica be on the forefront, leading? Get with it! The best way to protect nausea/cancer sufferers is not by sending them the message that smoking will help. Smoke is dangerous to everyone!
And, why not?
The only thing worse than cancer induced nausea is unnecessary carcinogenic smoke in our shared air. Please have respect and empathy for cancer as well as asthma sufferers; all of the members of our community deserve clean air!
Thank you for your fair reporting!