As the Malibu City Council met Monday night, the small meeting room was full of people determined to make their voices heard — but first came silence.
As the meeting got underway, council members and others paused to remember the Pepperdine seniors who were killed the night of Oct. 17 on Pacific Coast Highway. A driver slammed into three parked cars and struck the four women — Niamh Rolston, Peyton Stewart, Asha Weir and Deslyn Williams. He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.
By night’s end, the City Council would unanimously vote to ask staff for a report and to consider a motion to declare an emergency, which would free up resources, within its jurisdiction, to make PCH safer. But before those actions, nearly 30 people stood up to express their grief and anger about the deadly danger posed by the stretch of road where the young women were killed. One speaker said she was “enraged.”
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