Last week I found myself stalled in traffic on the Harbor Freeway. I chose to exit at Broadway and proceed across town to the Hollywood Freeway. It has been many years since I traversed Broadway. It was a shocking sight; I had the feeling of being in some rundown, Third World country. I was embarrassed by the fact this ugly site was in my home town. I locked my car doors.
I thank Joel Kotkin for bringing it to our attention (Opinion, June 14). Our city fathers should be made aware of the fact that something must be done to clean up that awful mess.