Re: “Reject Seattle’s absurd misdemeanor proposal” [Opinion, Oct. 29]:

Surely there must be some semblance of personal responsibility left in this nation, state and city. To give people a pass on behavior because they are homeless or in mental crisis is to abdicate, leaving law-abiding, taxpaying responsible adults paying for a city where they do not feel safe and cannot enjoy their parks. Enough is enough.

I believe Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold is a compassionate woman. I wish her compassion extended to all Seattle citizens.

Linnea Mattson, Seattle