I wish to express extreme concern and dismay at hearing the latest plan for our once-livable, desirable Santa Monica community.
The establishment of a youth hostel and derelict-care center in the downtown business district of our city, which is very small in area, makes no sense whatsoever.
The property on 2nd Street . . . is much too valuable to be used for a youth hostel charging $4 to $10 per night. There is no way it can be self-supporting.
Why should the taxpayers of Santa Monica subsidize the operation of this hotel, especially on such valuable land with only six parking spaces for 200 people?