VNC Forum Regarding Santa Monica Airport

Councilmember Bill Rosendahl helped his constituents lead a discussion on closing Santa Monica Airport. Here’s a recap of the event from Martin Rubin.

Free Venice Beachhead

By Martin Rubin

Closing Santa Monica Airport seemed to resonate on the Saturday afternoon of April 27, as the Venice Neighborhood Council threw a forum focused on how Santa Monica Airport (SMO) impacts Venice, Mar Vista, and other Los Angeles neighborhoods. The forum took place in the Pen Mar Park gymnasium, drawing a good crowd  of approximately 200 very interested attendees. With a very decent array of snacks and beverages, no one seemed to mind that the opening remarks started 45 minutes late. There was plenty of time to mingle.

VNC Airport Committee Co-Chairs Laura Silagi and Abigail Meyers, as well as VNC Vice President Marc Saltzberg (who acknowledged several noteworthy attendees), spoke briefly before introducing Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl who, in this reporter’s opinion, has done more to address our critical community SMO concerns than any local official, bar none. Bill spoke about this and that, acknowledged several…

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