Santa Monica Airport Ballot Measure News (July and August 2014)
Santa Monica Airport ballot measure news is heating up. In an effort to bring you the latest information about the ballot measure and local issues, we have put together this blog post with much of the pressing Santa Monica Airport News we could find. We'll try and keep updating it until the end of August.
If you think we have missed anything, please comment below with a link to the blog post that we should include.
A commission of error Santa Monica Daily Press - July 28,2014 There is a popular factoid that humans only use a tiny percentage of their brains. I have always taken this contention with a grain of salt, or at least I did until I read last week’s opinion piece by our Airport Commission Vice-Chairman. - See more at: http://smdp.com/commission-error/141159#sthash.1Omy0n3e.dpuf
Santa Monica set for airport showdown The Argonaut - July 23, 2014 Voters in Santa Monica will choose between two competing ballot measures that could play a crucial role in determining the fate of the city’s controversial airport.
Santa Monica City Council Adopts its own “No-Vote” Ballot Initiative for November (Press Release) SM Voters Decide - July 23, 2014 “The City Council’s competing initiative is missing three magic words in its ballot question regarding the future of the airport, in that it doesn’t make clear that the Council can close the airport ‘without voter approval,’” said Committee Member John Jerabek
Landing on the ballot: 2 Santa Monica Airport measures 89.3 KPCC - Jul 26, 2014 Voters in Santa Monica will play air traffic controllers in November, as two competing measures regarding the Santa Monica Airport will appear on the ballot.
Residents to Vote on Airport Land Use Issue Santa Monica Observer - July 21, 2014 Airport supporters in Santa Monica can rejoice as a there is a small step in the right direction in the battle for the Santa Monica Airport (SMO), which is under threat of partial closure as soon as next summer. Santa Monica residents will be able to vote in November on whether land use changes at SMO will require a public vote, taking the power away from the Santa Monica City Council, which has proven to be strongly for changing the use of the highly valued property.
Voters Decide Charter Amendment headed for November ballot (PDF Press Release) SM Voters Decide - July 23, 2014 Politicians and special interest groups expected to respond with phony initiative intended to mislead the voters.
Santa Monica Airport closure in 2015 challenged by tenants La Times - July 3, 2014 Santa Monica leaders have insisted that the terms officials of federal airport improvement grants the city has received over the years allow them to close the general aviation hub next year because all conditions requiring operation will have expired.
Santa Monica Residents to Vote on Airport Land Use Issue Flying Magazine-Jul 22, 2014 Airport supporters in Santa Monica can rejoice as a there is a small step in the right direction in the battle for the Santa Monica Airport (SMO).
Foes of closing Santa Monica Airport accuse city officials of conflict LA Times - June 28th, 2014 Stepping up their recent offensive, opponents of closing embattled Santa Monica Airport have accused two city officials of conflict of interest in their efforts to scale back and shut down the historic aviation facility.
Airport Supporters Raise Over $260,000 for Ballot Battle Santa Monica Lookout - July 29th, 2014 Supporters of a ballot measure that, if approved, would limit City Council control of the Santa Monica Airport have hit the ground running by raising more than a quarter of a million dollars for their campaign, according to a disclosure statement filed with the City Clerk's Office.
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