The city's (and the developer's) approach to the Fox Studios expansion (Times, Dec. 6) is typical of attitudes of recent years. It would be comical if not for the gross impact on the local community. It's an old scenario:
City: "This development will add a burden to the streets. However, it's so bad already that the additional cars won't make any difference."
Developer: "We'll be adding 8,000 or so car trips a day, but we've planned mitigation measures so that it will be even better than before!"
Anyone of relatively sound mind--and our council representatives are certainly putting their membership in that group into question--who has driven on the main thoroughfares of the Westside in recent times must be appalled by the constantly increasing congestion.