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May 2, 2008
AOPA ePublishing staff
By AOPA ePublishing staff
The California Senate wants to strengthen the state’s airport land-use laws. On May 1 it passed S.B.1118 by nearly a unanimous vote.
AOPA worked with Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino) to introduce the bill and has been actively working to win its passage.
Amendments, inconsistent administration, and rapidly growing pressure for urban development near airports have weakened California laws protecting airports from incompatible development.
S.B.1118 would strengthen those laws by requiring all counties with at least one public-use airport to have an airport land-use commission. Good land-use planning can preempt noise complaints and safety issues that threaten airports. Marin, San Bernardino, and Santa Cruz counties are among those affected by the bill.
The bill’s next stop is the Assembly’s Local Government Committee.
May 2, 2008
Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
AOPA is urging Santa Rosa County officials who operate Peter Prince Field in Milton, Fla., to revise proposed rules to eliminate potential conflicts.
The new owners of a privately owned, public-use airport in an enviable New Jersey location have big plans, and vacant hangars.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.