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Old September 5th 14, 03:01 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Larry Dighera
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Default Join us to help save Santa Monica Airport!

On Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:29:03 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

Why should 5 percent of Santa Monica's land to restricted to .00001 percent of the population to use ??

Because the land belonged to the federal government, and the city agreed to
hold it in perpetuity as an airport as a condition of receipt of said land? The
airport isn't merely land, it is an integral part of the National Airspace
System. Removal of components of the NAS degrades the entire system.

Why should developers be permitted to violate the agreement by which the city
acquired the airport land?

Why should nearby homeowners receive a boost in home value as a result of an
illegal land grab? The price they paid for their homes was doubtlessly
influenced by the proximity of the airport.

Why did the city permit construction of homes so close to the airport? That
would seem to qualify as an admission of malfeasance in office.

Why are you so anti aviation?