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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.