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Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Squeezing Out Small Airports

Squeezing Out Small Airports
As cities grow around some existing airfields, officials seek to rezone land for new housing with an eye toward raising tax revenue.
By Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer

At 2,000 feet, the view from Ben Meyers’ Cessna says it all: To the right of the runway, Spanish-style homes crowd together; up ahead, concrete pads await mansions atop a denuded hillside; and to the left, asphalt-roofed duplexes glisten in the sun.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Squeezing Out Small Airports

Squeezing Out Small Airports
As cities grow around some existing airfields, officials seek to rezone land for new housing with an eye toward raising tax revenue.
By Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer

At 2,000 feet, the view from Ben Meyers’ Cessna says it all: To the right of the runway, Spanish-style homes crowd together; up ahead, concrete pads await mansions atop a denuded hillside; and to the left, asphalt-roofed duplexes glisten in the sun.

Airport Support

Is Your Airport At Risk?

Another in the series of Knowledgebase Articles from CalPilots.

Is your airport safe from development? Do your local government representatives understand its value to the community? Not really sure? Do you believe that ?no news is good news?? Are you sure that a developer isn?t already creating a ‘business relationship’ with your city council? Is that developer paying for reports that the city should be funding? Are developers making promises to fund projects that the city might find tempting regardless of the fact that it should not be accepting this inappropriate private funding?

Airport Support

Is Your Airport At Risk?

Another in the series of Knowledgebase Articles from CalPilots.

Is your airport safe from development? Do your local government representatives understand its value to the community? Not really sure? Do you believe that ?no news is good news?? Are you sure that a developer isn?t already creating a ‘business relationship’ with your city council? Is that developer paying for reports that the city should be funding? Are developers making promises to fund projects that the city might find tempting regardless of the fact that it should not be accepting this inappropriate private funding?