A bill to protect airports by strengthening California’s land-use laws has passed its first hurdle with a 5-0 vote in its favor from the Senate Local Government Committee. The vote followed an April 2 hearing, and AOPA worked closely with bill sponsor Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino) and the California Transportation Commission to promote the measure. AOPA California Regional Representative John Pfeifer testified in favor of the bill, and AOPA also asked members to contact their state senators and express support for S.B.1118. Senate staffers reported that hundreds of members responded. Read more on AOPA Online.
April 4, 2008