Our City Council just approved spending $4 million in taxpayer dollars to buy land on Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills to build a new police station (“City Votes to Buy Valley LAPD Site,” Oct. 20).
Once again we are shaking our heads in disbelief. Why would our City Council spend $4 million in taxpayer dollars when they have been sitting on five acres of land at the old GM site in Panorama City, which was donated to the city by General Motors for building a much-needed north Valley station? . . . Our community task force was promised, by then-Councilman Richard Alarcon and the mayor’s office, that such a facility would be provided. To date, the city hasn’t officially accepted this gift . . . and neither can we get an honest answer as to why. Instead, the council agreed to spend another $4 million of our money recklessly. Is anyone surprised? Can you say secession?
DON and PRUDY SCHULTZ