Editor:
A bad choice by the City Council (“No smoking for new tenants; landlords to conduct surveys,” Oct. 3). Government has no business in my house, whether rented, leased or owned.
The job of government is to protect the rights of all people, not infringe upon them for the satisfaction of the few. Telling me what I can or cannot do is an invasion of my privacy and demanding reporting of any activity within the home by others is a fundamental constitutional violation. I will not comply. Will the council ban sex next because one might get AIDS?

Jayne Macleod
Santa Monica