Your new column Room for a View appears to be an editorial section dedicated to insulting the intelligence of all of us who have had enough of the destruction of our city from rampant overdevelopment.

After reading the column, I guess we can all relax; everything is going to be OK after all.

If you are going to talk about the Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE), how about what was supposed to be 20 years of development under LUCE being green-lit in the last two years? The editorial’s cynical manipulation of statistics conveniently leaves that out.

Do you really think we are going to swallow this from a panel of people who stand to benefit professionally from what is ruining our community?

The editorial asks for public participation in a civil manner. I certainly hope for the opposite. There is nothing civil about ruining our quality of life while expecting us to be stupid enough to believe that a bunch of architects with city contracts are going to present any kind of a balanced analysis.


Brandon Marlowe

Santa Monica

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