Editor:

I would hope the City Council would stop wasting tax payer dollars trying to close the airport. I like most of the other Santa Monica residents I know like the airport and want it to stay. It was here first.

The City is going again to try and raise the sales tax to 10% to fund housing and schools. Perhaps instead of wasting money fighting a losing battle to close the airport, the funds could be put to a better use. However I question the need for a higher sales tax in the same City which can afford to fund a $3 million temporary soccer field.

This is madness. We’ve got real problems with crime and most recently have had a resident shot in their home. The City Council needs to start focusing on what it is supposed to and stop trying to buy votes from special interest groups.

Frank Greenberg

Santa Monica