Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to the Santa Monica City Council’s adoption of a resolution to close the Santa Monica Airport as soon as legally permitted. The resolution also calls for the adoption of a policy to establish exclusive public proprietary Fixed Based Operations (FBO) Services. The measure was passed by the City Council on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
“For years the City of Santa Monica has been dragged into administrative and legal proceedings by the FAA, so I am delighted that with this resolution they have now taken the airport’s destiny into their own hands. Closing the airport is based on the City of Santa Monica’s local control and property rights. I whole-heartedly stand behind the residents of the City of Santa Monica and the City Council as they take significant steps to close the airport.”