Apparently we have a city councilman in Huntington Beach who is unfamiliar with the United States Constitution, much less the concept of "innocent until proven guilty." Councilman Devin Dwyer likes the idea of publicly "shaming" those who drive drunk, and, per your report ("Council approves garden lease," Nov. 18), that applies to arrestees. I mean, why wait for a conviction or a plea when everyone knows that the police wouldn't arrest you if you weren't guilty. Right?
City fumbled cell tower issue
It should be noted that the city was under no legal obligation to allow cell towers in our public parks ("Judge holds fate of cell towers," Nov. 18). For whatever reason, the city allowed T-Mobile to place its towers in our parks. Had the city taken the time to consider and evaluate the negative impact of these towers on the parks and the surrounding neighborhoods, it would have (should have) denied the projects. The city made a mistake. As a result, unless trial results indicate otherwise, the city may be obligated to honor agreements it made with T-Mobile.