Thank you, John Sherry, for your Viewpoint (on Aug. 15) regarding the studentification of many of our San Luis Obispo neighborhoods.
Your story, like many others, needs to be told. Many residents have experienced what you have and, sadly, many have given up and moved away.
Families should not be expected to tolerate the parties and misbehavior of students renting in their once-peaceful, safe neighborhoods, and they should not be expected to just sit back and watch their once-beautiful neighborhoods deteriorate into blighted rental homes.
While our city leaders have passed ordinances and hired personnel to try to deal with some of these problems, enforcement is overwhelming and insufficient to reverse this worrisome trend. They need to come up with a plan to return our neighborhoods to their former peaceful, safe and attractive condition or we will continue to lose families like Mr. Sherry’s.