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Palo Alto: Council approves deal to take over airport

PAOA deal to transfer Palo Alto Airport from Santa Clara County to the city has all but been cleared for take off.

As midnight approached Monday, the Palo Alto City Council unanimously approved a complex set of documents that would place the city in control of the airport, known as PAO. The State Lands Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration still need to weigh in on the deal.

“This is an outcome that we’ve had strong interest in for some time,” said Councilwoman Gail Price.

The county has operated the airport on land leased from the city since 1967. In 2006, the county announced it wasn’t interested in continuing the arrangement past the lease’s expiration in 2017.

California Airports

Palo Alto: Council approves deal to take over airport

PAOA deal to transfer Palo Alto Airport from Santa Clara County to the city has all but been cleared for take off.

As midnight approached Monday, the Palo Alto City Council unanimously approved a complex set of documents that would place the city in control of the airport, known as PAO. The State Lands Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration still need to weigh in on the deal.

“This is an outcome that we’ve had strong interest in for some time,” said Councilwoman Gail Price.

The county has operated the airport on land leased from the city since 1967. In 2006, the county announced it wasn’t interested in continuing the arrangement past the lease’s expiration in 2017.

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Palo Alto Airport Assoc Seeks Help for Airport Day

PAOAIRPORT DAY IS SEPTEMBER 29, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP! – Planning is well underway for AD13. The County will still be operating the airport but will not have the tenant appreciation dinner that kicked off the event in the past. Its level of support during the event has yet to be determined. As the city continues to work toward the takeover, AD13 is an ideal way to communicate to residents its value and importance.

California Airports

Palo Alto Airport Assoc Seeks Help for Airport Day

PAOAIRPORT DAY IS SEPTEMBER 29, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP! – Planning is well underway for AD13. The County will still be operating the airport but will not have the tenant appreciation dinner that kicked off the event in the past. Its level of support during the event has yet to be determined. As the city continues to work toward the takeover, AD13 is an ideal way to communicate to residents its value and importance.

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Palo Alto Airport Day A Resounding Success

PAOOnce again Airport Day attracted a good crowd and people learned a lot about their airport.  As always, the tower tours were a hit as were the EAA Young Eagles flights. The formation flight was impressive and it really showed the interesting things that ordinary GA aircraft can do. We estimate that between 3000 and 4000 attended.  Palo Alto Mayor Yiaway Yeh who gave a brief welcoming statement, was very impressed with the crowd and commented on the range of ages and diversity among attendees.