The juxtaposition of your March 10 article on Councilman Keith Bohr's hijacking of a recent council meeting ("Bomburger cancels alcohol license request") in order to criticize the Huntington Beach Downtown Residents Assn. and their work to limit downtown liquor licenses, in this case Bomburger's, next to an article about the same councilman's financial woes and his personal connection to the Bomburger business ("Councilman Bohr grapples with bankruptcy, home foreclosure") only serves to underline why we all must take a greater look at who is running our city and where their interests lie.
Bohr's vocal participation at the meeting in this matter is inappropriate at best and corrupt at worst. The Downtown Residents Assn. is representing a large and, up till now, unheard group of taxpaying constituents who are, for the most part, at their breaking points with regards to dealing with the rise in downtown drinking-related issues and crimes.
Those of us living in the downtown area are regularly woken up at 2 a.m. by the loud, drunken musings of late-night drinkers who are either walking home from a downtown bar or who have parked earlier in the evening in front of our homes and walked to the bars in order to evade the police presence downtown when they return to their cars to drive home. My family has more than once had the displeasure of finding an inebriated downtown bar patron urinating against the side of our home, taking care of business before getting in his car for the drive home. And we live eight blocks from the center of town.