As per our new law, I received from my landlord a document to fill in and sign stating that I do or do not smoke in my Santa Monica apartment. I returned it blank with an enclosed signed affidavit explaining that, “the government, including our Santa Monica City Council, has no right to demand that I declare what I do or intend to do in the privacy of my own home.”

If our city leaders really care about reducing the risks of secondhand smoke they should start by stopping all the crazy approvals for building more giant, high-density apartment and business complexes, especially Downtown, which already has such heavy traffic, [cars] clogged together at a standstill belching clouds of exhaust right at us walking on our already overcrowded sidewalks.


Joe Lindquist

Santa Monica

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