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The Big Fix

May 19, 1991

I was appalled by "The Big Fix," by J. E. Ferrell (April 14). Our solution to this problem need not be "technologically" complex. Just as we jointly campaigned and practiced to conserve water, we must also do so to conserve our freeway space. For example, we need to urge businesses to shift their hours, in order to create night, graveyard, off-hour (not 9 to 5) schedules and to double, split or create weekend shifts.

If we created a 24-hour city, it would cause an economy boost, accompanied by more jobs and decreased unemployment, another problem of ours that needs to be addressed. We need to support the previous mentioned things along with cottage industry.

I'm sure California can find better, more practical, rewarding uses for the $5 billion to $20 billion (prediction of cost yearly in 15 years) a year this problem costs us now, when saved, than putting it in the hands of some technologically extravagant, big-spending, high-flying buccaneers or their kickback happy advisers.

MICHAEL PREVOST II

Los Angeles

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