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'Limited Focus' on Topanga Park

April 15, 1990

The April 1 Topanga State Park "battle" story has a limited focus. What's needed are discussions as to ways to increase use of the vast parkland the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy purchased with our tax dollars, and who's to monitor the park? Surely, we didn't buy and expand the area to serve but the "750 hikers" who use it each month.

With the extremely high numbers of people living in the Westside, shouldn't we have a park comparable to that which serves those who live near the eastern end of the mountain range, i.e., Griffith Park?

And shouldn't we press for the building of the long-awaited scenic roadway to replace the meandering Mulholland Drive? The vista from the ridge top need not be viewed only by those who can afford to build estates along the drive.

HYMAN H. HAVES

Pacific Palisades

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