Check behind the signs


    These days driving around Malibu brings to mind an old song, “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, blockin’ out the scenery. . .” Indeed, everywhere one turns these days there is a sign endorsing one candidate or another. Luckily, these signs are only temporary — the scenery may be blocked for now, but the signs will soon disappear. If more building and development is allowed to happen, our scenery, our views, our spectacular vistas will be forever erased.

    Election time is, once again, upon us. However, the most important thing for each and everyone one of us to know is what is behind the names on those signs and it is our responsibility to find out — if we care about our community.

    I have lived in Malibu for over 20 years and have seen a great many changes and not all for the good. Yes, I’m talking about growth, construction, environmental damage, traffic and all the negatives that come with it. And, frankly, Malibu cannot bear as much change in the next 20 years and it has in the last 20.

    Now is the time for all those who live here and care about Malibu to vote and let their voices be heard. Do not be fooled by those who are looking to get elected under the guise of false campaign rhetoric. This letter is not the forum to name names, but there are candidates out there who do not have Malibu’s best interests at heart. Do the research; ask the questions; so that we have elected representatives who will maintain the integrity of Malibu, and not give way to the wishes of developers and the like who don’t care about the city where we all live.

    Catherine Torrey