Santa Monica loves to save water, support local transit and go green. Despite this eco-friendly mentality, skateboarders are not allowed to attend the Twilight Concert Series (perhaps due to safety concerns) and are turned away at the music entrance on the pier. While I have never used my skateboard as a weapon, it is an efficient, healthy and undeniably green form of transportation. I never Uber, rarely bus and have an extremely low carbon footprint in this city. Why should skaters be turned away and subjected to potential theft? How can you valet bikes but reject skateboarders? With over 100 city workers, concert coordinators and police officers, I would like to express my frustration. It is clearly a lack of initiative and not a lack of resources.

Natalie Westerman

Santa Monica