To the Editor, LA Times:
In welcoming bulldozers to Ballona, Jon Christensen (LA Times, 1/16)
prioritizes recreation and economic benefit for our human species, while
downplaying the damage to what remains of the natural ecosystem.
reconfiguration of the human-degraded landscape might yield bicycle
paths, but would that be "restoration"? Or should we pursue the less
intrusive path toward wetlands recovery, "just add water"?
decisions must be made about the recently released Environmental Impact
Report, and it's a mistake to dismiss dissident voices.
—Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown serves on the state's Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission
CONTENTS OF OUR NEWSPAGE:
- Ballona History (4)
- Ballona Site Index (1)
- Ballona Toxic Sites (1)
- Marina Freeway Wetlands (1)
- Playa Vista Phase 2 Project (4)
- Precarious Financial Health of P.V. Developer--Could Condo Buyers Be at Risk? (3)
- Restoration Planning (25)
- Restoring and Unpaving Local Open Spaces to Clean Up Santa Monica Bay Beaches (21)
- Self-Heating Condos--Explosive Gas Underneath Playa Vista (2)
- Traffic Jams (1)
- Traffic-Reducing Community Promised by Playa Vista Salesmen Never Happened (2)
- What's Left to Fight For: (4)