I do not know Arthur Jeon, but I recognize in him a kindred spirit (“Pump the brakes on development,” Letters to the Editor, April 4). To those of us — increasing in number daily — who are deeply concerned with the rampant, profit-driven plague of overdevelopment in our beloved city, it is warming to have a new, articulate and thoughtful voice added to the conversation. Mr. Jeon would be warmed by the number of friends and colleagues I heard commending and quoting his letter over the weekend.

As one who often feels when she speaks at float-ups and other public meetings that decision makers are thinking, “There she goes again,” I welcome a new ally. Mr. Jeon has spoken eloquently for many of us and I hope the City Council will listen. Let us indeed “pump the brakes on development;” let us indeed declare a moratorium and move forward, “saving what makes Santa Monica special.”


Eleanor Blumenberg

Santa Monica

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