William M Thomas Terminal Meadows FieldAirport director: It will take money to make money at Meadows Field County Airports Director Richard Strickland had some sobering news for the Kern County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

Debt is outpacing revenue.

But with renewed investment in Meadows Field Airport and the William M. Thomas Terminal, Strickland believes new airlines can be recruited and new revenues generated.

The Kern County Department of Airports has been gaining some elevation after losing altitude for years following the Great Recession. But challenges continue to loom.

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