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Ballot May Say More Than Words

September 01, 1985

While supporting a much-needed measure that bans new sales of alcohol at gasoline stations in Los Angeles and faced with an argument from one station owner that liquor sales would be vital to his success (Times, Aug. 25), City Council members said "the question is whether the city should give greater weight to the problems of station operators or to community concerns about drunk driving and crime."

Is it an important enough question, council members, to put it on the ballot to see if this is what Councilman Marvin Braude calls "a terrible dilemma of competing values"? Perhaps the results when the votes are in will tell us something about "a sense of values" that the council does not.

MONROE RUBINGER

Beverly Hills

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