I am very sorry to hear that the City Council may be reversing its position on the “Chain Reaction” eyesore and may be wasting valuable taxpayer money, which could be used for something beneficial (“City Hall open to paying ‘Chain Reaction’ repairs after all,” Dec. 31).

This “statue” was constructed to be temporary and the majority of residents did not want it installed in our city.

I thought the original position — requiring those who wanted to keep it to pay for it — was reasonable. Obviously enough residents do not want to pay for repairs, so I’m a bit dismayed we are once again being ruled by a small special-interest group.

What kind of lesson are we teaching the special interests when you set some guidelines and then, when they’re not met, give in to them? I hope this is not representative of your parenting.


Frank Greenberg

Santa Monica

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