It is not often I agree with Councilman Keith Bohr. However, I am a downtown resident in support of Bohr's appeal to the City Council regarding Bomburger's alcohol permit, with exceptions ("Bohr appeals permit ruling," Feb. 10). We all know the reasons why some residents do not want Bomburger to have this permit. However, how can we allow one business, such as Ka Shabu, which recently opened, to have an alcohol permit, but deny another such as Bomburger? I knew what I was moving to when I bought my condo in the heart of downtown. We all know as downtown residents that traffic, noise and drunkenness are a way of life.
Recently, there have been two highly publicized concerns regarding our great city: 1) Huntington Beach ranked as No. 1 in alcohol-related traffic accidents ("No. 1 in DUI crash ranking," Feb. 3), and 2) growing concerns regarding Baja Sharkeez especially being responsible for many of the DUIs that police are reporting ("State investigating Sharkeez DUI data," Feb. 3).