Regarding the lead commentary in your issue of August 5 [“Boeing Is Leaving LA County, Can You Feel the Chill]:
I read your newspaper and a number of publications and websites, and also checked in with the TV and radio news. Yet I wasn’t aware of the pending departure of Boeing Co. manufacturing operations that account for 800 jobs in Los Angeles County until I read your commentary. Thank you for giving this matter the prominence it merits in terms of media attention. Thanks also for providing an analysis of why this matters and what it says about the current efforts—or lack thereof—by public officials when it comes to retaining quality jobs in the crucial manufacturing segment of our local economy.