The article "Long Beach Shifts Into High Gear to Fill Vacant Offices" (Times, July 3) needs some clarification. The author wrote that "Bolstered by city government's pro-growth attitude, more developments are in the planning stages." This pro-growth attitude exists only in the commercial sector of Long Beach.
The City Council is studying a proposal to downzone my California Heights neighborhood from R-2 to R-1. I was told by my councilman several weeks ago that they are downzoning most parts of Long Beach. This slow- or no-growth attitude serves only to work against developers and the city itself in trying to fill the vacant office space.