Dear Editor

As a 44 year resident on 2nd Street and a long time community activist (having served 24 years on Commissions), I want to enthusiastically applaud Charles Andrew’s complete and accurate analysis of the state of Main Street and all the problems associated with the proposed and past closures. I was on the early Main Street Committee in the early 80’s when the OPCO (Ocean Park Community Organization) represented the neighbors. Now OPA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Main Street businesses. And he correctly called out Jameson’s which a neighborhood disruption with over capacity and noise well into the night and a super spreader as well as blocking public access on the sidewalk. Three cheers to Charles Andrews!

Roger Genser, Santa Monica