Aviation Lobby Screams “foul” as City Considers Alternative to Deceptive Ballot Proposal

Acting on the City Attorney’s advice, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously voted at its meeting Tues., June 24 to draft a ballot measure that would allow the City to continue to manage its municipal airport (SMO) while subjecting future development on airport land to voter review. The measure will compete with an initiative sponsored

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Key citizen coalition “Residocracy” declines to endorse airport initiative, citing misleading language

Another key Santa Monica citizens group, Residocracy, is withholding support of a petition being circulated regarding the Santa Monica Airport (SMO) being circulated by aviation interests. Residocracy is a “community network of residents” dedicated to ensuring that City Hall addresses residents’ concerns while preserving the character and livability of Santa Monica. Residocracy recently led the successful signature

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Voters ask City to remove their signatures from deceptive aviation industry petition

As of Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 33 Santa Monica voters have contacted the City Clerk to have their signatures rescinded from a controversial initiative petition sponsored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the Washington, D.C.-based national lobbyists for the aviation industry, according to information obtained by Airport2Park from the Santa Monica City Clerk’s

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