Living across the street from this proposed project, the single biggest issue is the diesel delivery trucks leaving their engines running and polluting the entire area (“Auto dealer project throws neighborhood for a loop,” Jan. 18). I understand that cars have to be delivered, but the pollution is a real problem.
We already have three dealerships on three corners all getting cars delivered and to add a fourth will make matters much worse. Why can’t the city provide a common area for cars to be delivered away from a residential neighborhood and drive the cars to the lots. People live in Santa Monica for the clean air and the diesel trucks are a real insult to the environment. I hope the city does a thorough environmental study before allowing another car dealer on this corner.