Rent control is the problem

Editor:

In regard to “This nightmare could happen to you,” the writer complains that a tenant from hell is terrorizing the neighborhood. Prior to rent control, an owner could give such a tenant a 30-day notice to quit. Problem solved. Post rent control, it’s next to impossible to evict such a tenant. Thank rent control for your problems.

Thomas A. Nitti
Santa Monica

Street cleaning

Editor:

How about the city placing more trash bins on the sidewalks? How about educating /reminding people to the fact that trash does not belong on the sidewalks or in the streets? (This could be started in the schools. Also reminder notices could be posted all around the city.) And if this doesn’t work, how about enforcing litter laws? Voila, our streets will need less sweeping.

Bonnie Johnstone
Santa Monica

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