A rundown of the news and events making headlines in the 11th District and in the City of Los Angeles.
A portion of Sepulveda Blvd that extends underneath the main runway at Los Angeles International Airport became flooded during a storm that hit the Los Angeles area on Sunday. An ABC 7 crew says it took them an hour to get from the I-105 freeway to the terminals.
“He has amazing skills in working with people. He doesn’t put ego into it. He’s quiet about it and he’s respectful,” says Councilman Bill Rosendahl on his colleague Councilman Herb Wesson. The 10th District representative wants Councilman Eric Garcetti’s post as President of the City Council and was featured in the LA Times.
The Santa Monica Daily Press takes a look at the controversy surrounding Santa Monica Airport and talks to community organizers who are keeping tabs on the amount of daily traffic at the municipal airport (story). Councilman Bill Rosendahl has publicly said the airport needs to be shut down and the flight schools closed.
Councilman Bill Rosendahl says a delay in the installation of runway lights at Los Angeles International Airport is “inexcusable”, according to the Daily Breeze. The Federal Aviation Administration says it cannot immediately afford the upgrade – stoplights on 10 high speed taxiways and one runway. The project could be delayed at least a year.
Councilman Rosendahl announced a $50,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Brentwood fire that took place on November 10. “The $50,000 reward is to clearly say we want to find that person or people, and we want to put them in jail where they belong,” said Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who represents the area. Read the story here and see video of the news conference here.