I want to congratulate the city councils of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. They have shown the wisdom and courage to ban mini-malls.
Perhaps Sam Hall Kaplan has had some influence in these decisions due to his many articles on the awful impact mini-malls have here in Los Angeles. It gives me hope that maybe someone on our City Council will have the guts to tackle this growing problem.
Kaplan was correct when he stated that these mini-malls are turning our streets into highways lined with pit stops. In fact, they are making Los Angeles a rather unpleasant place to live.
It seems to me our streets would be safer, more attractive and comfortable if commercial developers were sensitive to the need to encourage pedestrian traffic. Instead, their mini-malls suffocate us with parking lots and suffer us to live with ugliness.