Eliminating Single Family Zoning Slap in the Face to all


August 17, 2023

Dear Editor,

I am a concerned Culver City resident who regularly appreciates your publication.

I realize that politics is so important these days, just not to me…but here are my quick thoughts on recent Culver City issues that impact CC residents’ daily life:

1) Eliminating Single Family Zoning is an affront to all that invested in CC before us, and all that currently pays for CC infrastructure, schools and services. The idea that increasing the density of available housing will help anybody who can’t currently afford CC is silly at best. And the infrastructure changes needed would bankrupt CC.

2) The bike lanes downtown were among the dumbest, well intended ideas ever. The overwhelming majority of CC taxpayers don’t ride bikes or take buses. Period. Pretending to change residents’ behavior for alleged environmental benefits doesn’t change this fact - it only aggravates most people and local businesses.

3) Increasing the General Fund contribution to CC Police Dept to only reflect out-of-control inflation is only treading water, not making life safer. Have you gone outside around CC lately? The CCPD funding increase is way too low. My family and I fear going out at night due to increased crime, regardless of political sound bites.

Wishing to save the planet/world is different from throwing taxpayer dollars into the tide and hoping things magically work out…

David Van Pelt

Studio Village, CC


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