The Eatonville Town Council will vote February 27 whether to approve a measure to adopt development regulations for Eatonville-Swanson Airport. AOPA is opposed to the measure that would pave the way for residential encroachment and allow additional penetration of the field's airspace. "Airports across the country are under pressure from developers who look at all that green space and see a different kind of green," said AOPA President Phil Boyer. "But AOPA is committed to working with local pilots to protect America's airports from developers and from short-sighted officials who fail to recognize the benefits of a community airport." Eatonville-Swanson Airport Support Network volunteer Steven Van Cleve is asking airport supporters across the region to urge the council to vote against this proposal. AOPA members can e-mail their comments to Town Clerk Carrie Lynn Loffelmacher or Van Cleve.
February 24, 2006