There are two ballot measures on our November ballot affecting our ability to determine the future of our public land in the south east corner of our City - Proposition LC and Proposition D.
Back in 1926, Santa Monica residents voted for a park bond to purchase the land upon which Santa Monica Airport (SMO) sits today. Its our land - we own it - and its our right to decide what to do with it.
Proposition LC would ensure our right to vote on any new development there, and would direct future planning there towards the creation of great new parks and open space.
The deceptive Proposition D is paid for by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a national aviation lobby group - and is designed to prevent any change whatsoever, even to mitigate the airport's negative health, safety and environmental impacts upon our community.
For true resident choice and local control, I'm voting Yes on LC, no on D.