The Daily Press article “Residents, City Hall propose corrections to planning document,” Nov. 13, raises some very serious issues. Somebody, somewhere made the decision to designate residential A-lots as commercial property on the Land Use & Circulation Element maps. Maps don’t draw themselves. This “mistake” is worth millions to the owners of those lots.

In a city where many question whether or not council members have sold their souls to developers in exchange for campaign contributions, and citizens are concerned about a lack of transparency in the development process, it is not enough for the city manager to simply say, “Gee, we don’t know how that happened.” An investigation is required. An explanation is owed.


John Petz

Santa Monica

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