Press Release – FAA Reaches Settlement Agreement with City of Santa Monica

WASHINGTONThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the City of Santa Monica, California have reached a settlement agreement to resolve longstanding litigation over the future of Santa Monica Airport.

The agreement requires the city to maintain continuous and stable operation of the airport for 12 years, until December 31, 2028,and after that the City has the right to close the airport.

In recognition of the city’s authority to make decisions about land use, the agreement allows Santa Monica to shorten the airport’s single runway to 3,500 feet from its current length of 4,973 feet. The city is obligated to enter into leases with …read more

Source: http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=21394&omniRss=press_releasesAoc&cid=102_P_R

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