Santa Monica has wasted a unique opportunity. Regulating and taxing short-term rentals could generate millions for affordable housing. These short-term rental units will not be available for low-income housing even if short-term rentals are prohibited.

Instead, the City adopted the discredited model of 1920s prohibition and the current war on drugs — and will suffer the same ignominious failure.

Thomas A. Nitti
Santa Monica

Obama’s shady trade agreement


Please put an end to publicly disagreeing with Trans-Pacific Partnershipcritics and just publish the TPP text. It’s supposed to be a free country with a free press.

Let us all read it, discuss it and decide democratically what’s good for America, in terms of yet another “historic” trade agreement.

William Schoene
Santa Monica

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