SMO in the News – July 2014

The following articles relating to SMO have appeared in the press during July 2014:

Letters: Virginia Park dog park and let ‘em vote on SMO (SM Daily Press, July 30, 2014)
Airport Supporters Raise Over $260,000 for Ballot Battle (SM Lookout, July 29, 2014)
Pro-SMO measure supporters raise $250K (Santa Monica Daily Press, July 28, 2014)
New Ballot Measure Paves Way for Park at SMO (The Open Daily, July 26, 2014)
Letters: Paid signature gatherers, water conservation (SM Daily Press, July 26, 2014)
Landing on the ballot: Two SMO measures (89.3 KPCC, July 25, 2014)
City cedes control of airport future to residents (Santa Monica Dispatch, July 25, 2014)
Competing City-backed SMO ballot measure close to final (Santa Monica Mirror, July 25, 2014)
Council puts measure to keep local control of SMO on the ballot (SM Next, July 24, 2014)
Voters would set limits in competing SMO measure (Santa Monica Daily Press, July 23, 2014)
Santa Monica set for airport showdown (Argonaut on-line, July 23, 2014)
Santa Monica Residents To Have A Say In Airport’s Fate (Aero-News-Network, July 19, 2014)
County registrar confirms pro-airport initiative for November ballot (SM Lookout, July 18, 2014)
Pro-SMO measure will go on ballot (Santa Monica Daily Press, July 18, 2014)
Pro-Airport Initiative Qualifies, Sets up Ballot Measure Duel (SM Lookout, July 18, 2014)
Which way, Santa Monica? (The Argonaut, July 16, 2014)
The Dangers of Private Planes (New York Times, July 16, 2014)
The cats were there first (Santa Monica Daily Press, July 15, 2014)
Anti-airport activists weigh ballot options (Santa Monica Daily Press, July 15, 2014)
Council will pick from at least three SMO ballot options (SM Daily Press, July 11, 2014)
Anti-Airport Activist to Run for Santa Monica City Council (SM Lookout, July 11, 2014)
City-Backed SMO Initiative Remains In Holding Pattern (Santa Monica Mirror, July 11, 2014)
Council Searches for Perfect Airport Ballot Measure (Santa Monica Lookout, July 10, 2014)
Aviation Groups Fight Effort to Close Santa Monica Airport (KCRW, July 8, 2014)
What’s the future of the Santa Monica Airport? (KCRW, July 8, 2014)
Aviation lobby makes Harrison Ford poster boy for saving SMO (, July 7, 2014)
City Tackles Airport Property Development in Proposed Measure (SM Lookout, July 7, 2014)
Council to consider looser competing SMO measure (Santa Monica Daily Press, July 6, 2014)
LAX to spend $200 million to meet federal runway safety standards (LA Times, July 5, 2014)
– NOTE: SMO has NO runway safety zones, even though FAA safety guidelines call for them
Movie good guy supports pro-airport businesses (Santa Monica Dispatch, July 4, 2014)
Closing Santa Monica Airport is a quality-of-life issue (LA Times, July 4, 2014)
Santa Monica Airport Proponents Gain Star Power in Complaint (SM Lookout, July 4, 2014)
Harrison Ford jumps into SMO fight (Santa Monica Daily Press, July 3, 2014)
Harrison Ford, SMO Supporters File Federal Complaint With FAA (SM Mirror, July 3, 2014)
Harrison Ford Joins Fight to Stop SMO from Closing (Santa Monica Patch, July 3, 2014)
Part 16 Complaint – PDF Document (July 2, 2014)
Staff Report regarding competing City Initiative – item 8-A (July 2, 2014)
SMO closure in 2015 challenged by tenants (LA Times, July 2, 2014)
Tenants say SMO must operate until at least 2013 (LA Times, July 2, 2014)
Off base on Santa Monica Airport (Santa Monica Daily Press, July 2, 2014)