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Letters: Keeping it real in Santa Monica

November 09, 2013

Re "A bigger Santa Monica," Nov. 6

I was glad Santa Monica's struggle with development forces made your front page. People don't come here from around the world to see tall buildings and dense development. They come to experience the miles of beach and a city that still has a very human scale, where you can look up and see the sky.

If the city allows too much development, the sense of openness and walkability that brings a feeling of well-being will disappear. We do not yet know the impact of the new Expo Line, but it will likely bring thousands more people every day to shop, eat and play. The city should wait to assess that impact before giving the green light to all the proposed projects.

Liz Bell

Santa Monica

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