I've just read Dean Murphy's article and am shocked at the rudeness and inattentiveness of "our" L.A. City Council. Two citizens come to be heard, and they're ignored. Don't those council members realize that they're working for us? I hope that some kind attorney finds it as repugnant as I do and takes on their case. This is a prime example of taxation without representation. Howell and Robertson and their neighbors don't have to take it. Imagine--$2,000 per family to pave an alley. Highway robbery!