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When my husband worked as a corporate officer of a Fortune 500 company, we were aware that not only the corporation but we, personally, could be held responsible for any damage caused by the decisions of the company. I can’t help but wonder if Mr. Edmiston and the Malibu City Council would be so willing to defy the will of the people if their fortunes were at risk should a happy overnight camper accidentally start a fire. Of course, Joe Edmiston and the council might be indifferent to damagers if they were all to be paid by taxpayers money. In such a case, the victim would be paying himself.

Agnes Peterson