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A rendering of the proposed Frank Gehry project on the north corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Ocean Avenue.
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A rendering of the proposed Frank Gehry project on the north corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Ocean Avenue.

Development, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Public Meeting For New Hotel A Token Compromise: Letter To The Editor

Posted Mar. 21, 2013, 8:29 am

Letter To The Editor

Dear editor,

The public meeting hosted by the Worthe Real Estate Group, to sell their proposal for a 22-story hotel designed by Frank Gehry, on Ocean Avenue, will go the same way as the Miramar... Token compromise by the City Council, no matter who shows up to protest. Expect the council to also solicit input from residents and do what they're going to do anyway.

Holbrook, Davis, O'Day and O'Connor were all endorsed by developers for a reason. McKeown will vote against, as will Vasquez and Winterer, UNLESS Davis develops a conscience, which is unlikely...  In that case, one of the swing votes could help "broker" a compromise and switch to the majority.

Jonathan Mann

Santa Monica

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Mar. 21, 2013, 9:22:01 am

Billy Bob said...

Whatever Mann!

Mar. 21, 2013, 10:05:57 am

Sue McHugh said...

Residents suffer while city officials cater to developers and tourists. What used to be the best place to live in west Los Angeles County is becoming as dense and congested as the rest of the southland. It's a shame and shameful.

Mar. 21, 2013, 11:57:39 am

Gloria said...

What is happening to our wonderful seaside town?

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