To try and answer Miriam Jaffe’s question as to who is responsible for the Downtown disaster, I would submit that the citizens of Santa Monica are (“Downtown is a disaster,” Letters to the Editor, Oct. 23). They keep voting in the same liberal-minded big spenders to muck up the city year after year.
The better question is, where are the independent/conservative-minded people that should and could be elected to serve on the City Council, which would give it a more balanced approach. I’m afraid all the candidates running are just carbon copies of each other. Not a conservative, fiscally-minded one among them. So, unfortunately Ms. Jaffe, there is no hope that Santa Monica will right itself, but will continue to go off the left-leaning cliff.

Carolyn Hanlin
Santa Monica

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