Editor:
The City Council seemed to have ample time the other night to debate and then vote to support the repeal of existing state legislation: the support for a ballot measure to abolish capital punishment in California.
If the council wants to spend its time acting to repeal something many find objectionable, then it need only start with many of its own actions.
Indeed, the council could easily begin with the repeal of all the commercial and residential overdevelopment in the city. And in particular, the council could actually show some leadership qualities and repeal all the asinine traffic policies  that reduce or eliminate traffic lanes, which only serves to exacerbate a traffic problem the council created when it approved overdeveloping the city.

Robert C. Luther
Santa Monica