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A different vote

February 27, 2009

Re "Galperin for City Council," editorial Feb. 21

Let me get this straight: The primary qualification of the 5th District's one and only city representative should be that he or she "take seriously" the concerns of the "mostly wealthy" district's residents -- but not too seriously because that could result in "gridlock" at City Hall?

In other words, zealous, representative democracy sounds nice, but The Times worries that allowing the district's residents just one committed voice (in a City Council of 15) is still one too many?

Although I share your concern for the "often greater needs" of the city's other neighborhoods, I will be voting for David Vahedi because I am convinced that we will get better results, fewer regrets and happier citizens citywide when those of us who are most directly affected by a given proposal have a strong voice in the policymaking process.

Kevin Hughes

Los Angeles

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