Too Big and Seriously Ugly – Letter to the El Segundo Herald by Marlene Henneberg

The following letter to the editor was published in the El Segundo Herald newspaper ( on Thursday, March 31, 2016 in the Letters section on page 6. The El Segundo Herald has a strict 250-word limit, including the title.

Too Big and Seriously Ugly

How pleased I was to read Mr. Fisher’s letter to your editor! I have been wondering for years, if there were any rules at all, in this city, regarding the appearance of these humongous houses going up. Not only are they way too big for their lots, but many are seriously ugly. They stick out like sore thumbs in this city.

To claim we need more spec houses is outrageous. That we should not have any control over the appearance of a new house being built leaves me nearly speechless. Councilwoman Fellhauer certainly just lost my vote. Please read Drew Boyles’ statement, which promises to protect El Segundo’s small town charm. Now that is something a 50 year resident can get behind.

– Marlene Henneberg

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