I am writing this in response to the front page article June 9 regarding the possible approval of an expanded ABC license for a local business in the downtown Huntington Beach area ("ABC officials approve license".
I fully agree with the ABC officials in their determination to allow this restaurant to provide patrons with a drink with their dinner. It was noted by the agency and the local police that there has never been any trouble at this location.
The continued efforts of a few vocal dissenters to disrupt the business and practices of the merchants and restaurants downtown do not reflect their previously stated goals of having a balanced and profitable downtown. To address the concerns of the downtown residents, including some of those named in the article, a special ad hoc committee was formed and, with the input of those very same people, many policies were put in place to help reduce the problems that the residents identified.