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Wed Aug 31, 2016, 07:23 AM

FAA threatens to take legal action against Santa Monica for its effort to shut down the city airport

The Federal Aviation Administration has threatened legal action against Santa Monica over its effort to reduce flight operations at the city’s airport, force out aeronautical tenants and close the historic facility within two years.

In a strongly worded letter Monday, the FAA reminded Mayor Tony Vazquez of what it termed as the city’s obligations under federal agreements to keep the airport open at least until 2023 and treat aviation tenants and aircraft owners fairly.

“The FAA is prepared to pursue all legal remedies at its disposal if the City Council takes concrete actions to restrict leases or operations without complying with applicable federal law,” wrote Kevin C. Willis, the agency’s director of airport compliance.

In a statement, Vazquez said Tuesday that city officials were not surprised by the FAA’s letter.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-faa-letter-20160830-snap-story.html

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Reply FAA threatens to take legal action against Santa Monica for its effort to shut down the city airport (Original post)
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Sen. Walter Sobchak Sep 2016 #1

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Sun Sep 18, 2016, 05:33 AM

1. The Santa Monica city council has gone completely insane on this issue


A federal judge is eventually just going to appoint a receiver to take control of the airport and enforce the 1948 covenant, the one that says the city has to operate the airport forever.

Of-course the funny thing is if the airport were to close and the approaches could be rezoned the assholes who were complaining about the airport will then be complaining about skyscraper condos.

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