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The April 16 City Council meeting

I really appreciate Carey Strombotne’s letter in the last issue of Stu News, in which she describes the atmosphere inside the meeting last Tuesday night and the shouting down and dismissing of anyone who had the courage to express a negative opinion of the new police car design.

I didn’t attend the meeting, to my discredit. I haven’t felt like engaging in a fight on this issue, because I’m too preoccupied with what’s going on at the national level. But for the record, I consider myself a very patriotic person. I regularly cry during particularly beautiful renditions of the national anthem. But I think the new design is garish. I object on aesthetic grounds, not because I dislike of the flag. A community that prides itself on being an art colony is using an image whose design looks like something more appropriate for an ad screaming “CLEARANCE. EVERYTHING IN THE STORE MUST GO.” Tasteful it isn’t.

Glenna Matthews

Laguna Beach

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