Regarding your story "Mahony Task Force Aids Clinic Protesters" (Times, Dec. 7), Culver City is an independent community with a reputation for a serious, responsible and reasonable use of the democratic process to deal with public issues.
We are angered when this process is disrupted by outsiders who wish to superimpose their beliefs and values on us.
Our Board of Education and health researchers from the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health have been considering establishing a school-based health clinic for our middle school and high school students. Because this is a very important decision, our board has approached it in a calm and responsible fashion. Parents and students were surveyed to determine their interest in such a clinic, and to find out what kinds of services would be helpful. At the same time an advisory committee composed of UCLA researchers, parents and community members began meeting to review the survey results, get input from the rest of the community and make recommendations to the board.
On Tuesday, the committee will make its formal report. However, survey results and meetings clearly demonstrate that the majority of the community is in favor of the establishment of a clinic. The details of how the clinic will operate have not yet been decided.