This election will be that close! You have probably heard that control of Santa Monica Airport’s future could be decided in the November election. A local citizens group has put a measure on the ballot that would protect Santa Monica Airport from City efforts to strangle the airport and redevelop the property (Measure D http://www.smvotersdecide.com/read-the-initiative/). The City has responded with its own competing ballot measure that would keep its hands free to pursue airport closure. The outcome of this vote is crucial to the future of SMO!
We just learned that developers are helping the anti-airport crowd, contributing to support the City’s ballot measure, and the Mayor has admitted to taking money from developers http://www.smvotersdecide.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Santa-Monica-Mayor-Pam-campaign-finance-mistakes.jpg while voting to approve their projects!
AOPA has been working with the campaign committee, but the fight gets tougher every day, and now the anti-airport crowd is pulling out all the stops! Pro-development forces won’t stop until the airport is closed, and SMO’s 227 acres have been transformed into high density development.
If they succeed in closing SMO, every airport in California is at risk! Winning this battle will strengthen their hand, and encourage them to go after other airport properties.
Let’s stop them here and now! Your support is crucial in these last few weeks. Your contribution of just $25 or $50 https://secure.qgiv.com/for/smfoahdd/ will give the campaign the resources to fight all the way to Election Day.
The Campaign is also looking for Volunteers to help get out the pro-airport vote. Your help on Election Day could provide those crucial last few votes we need to win this issue. If live near Santa Monica, and can give the campaign a few hours of your time on Election Day, please contact the campaign at email@example.com.
Santa Monica Airport is too important to lose! Please help now – protecting SMO protects your airport too!
Thanks for your support!
AOPA Government Affairs Team