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Council Candidates To Discuss Santa Monica Airport Issues At Sept. 13 Forum

Posted Sep. 4, 2012, 4:53 am

Mirror Staff

Issues focusing on Santa Monica Airport's air pollution, noise, health, and safety issues will be discussed when Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution (CRAAP) hold its fifth consecutive Santa Monica City Council Candidates Forum on Santa Monica Airport issues next week.

The forum will take place Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. inside the Santa Monica Business Park, just north of Santa Monica Airport, at 3250 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 160, Santa Monica, 90405 (parking lot entrance from 31st Street).

All 15 Santa Monica City Council Candidates, including two incumbents, vying for four open seats have been invited to participate.

The candidates will have the opportunity to make an opening and closing statement.

Martin Rubin, Director of CRAAP, will moderate the forum.

"As we approach the June 30, 2015 termination date of the 1984 Santa Monica Airport Agreement, this fifth forum will target the candidates' views regarding the future of the 227 acres that are now Santa Monica Airport," Rubin said.

Rubin also said Santa Monica voters, as well as Los Angeles' impacted residents, have expressed great interest in knowing how the future Santa Monica City Council will proceed, and he, as forum moderator will aim to get direct answers from the candidates.

The forum is free and open to the public. There will be free on-site parking with validation.

For more information, call 310.479.2529 or visit jetairpollution.com.

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Sep. 4, 2012, 10:29:58 am

nimby said...

Way to ensure a fair and balanced discussion - have the anti-airport minority moderate the event. Please! We're sick and tied of this SMALL group of people whining about the airport. Just get over yourselves and move to the country if you don't like urban living. I smell a rat and it's developers who want to use that airport land to build condos and shopping strips. How much money do you suppose they're offering the candidates to support their agenda?

Sep. 4, 2012, 10:36:41 am

James said...

You are a communist terrorist and consider you an enemy! How dare you and your communist idealism try to take the jobs and businesses of hard working people. The people who have businesses and jobs at KSMO have done so lawfully and freely. If you and your right-wing terrorist pigs that are trying to take the livelyhoods of people like those that are mentioned above want a war, then you have caused this. You can have your corrupt terrorist politicians Bill Rosendahl, Ted Lieu, Henry Waxman, Richard Bloom and move to another country where you can embrace and live your communist way of life. And please take that vile pile of CRAAP with you.

Sep. 5, 2012, 6:19:53 am

Ron said...

Santa Monica is one of the country's oldest and most historic airports, not to mention a vital part of the nation's aviation infrastructure. If freeways can't be shut down, the airports shouldn't be either. We need MORE runway capacity, not less. Not to mention the fact the last think Santa Monica needs is another ugly strip mall or high-density housing crowding the city any further.

Sep. 5, 2012, 5:27:42 am

Steve and Jeanie said...

Steve and Jeanie -- Hurry out to Santa Monica and help protect that airport! Doug

Sep. 5, 2012, 5:36:50 am

vance Burberry said...

It's interesting that around 100 people can get so much attention from the city council. No doubt behind all this are developers who cannot wait to get the hands on the valuable land. KSMO was there when you bought your houses. All of a sudden it's a surprise? The airport is a valuable part of the comunity and brings jobs and money into the city. I am a pilot and fly out of KSMO, my house is right next tp Penmar golf course and the planes fly right over me, it's no big deal and hey, I get to see some pretty nice airplanes . LEAVE KSMO ALONE. We all know there are developers behind it.

Sep. 5, 2012, 7:22:50 am

JC Hnn said...

I am from NJ and right here in readington township we have a bunch of holigans trying to close Solberg airport for the last 8 years. The airport like KSMO has been there longer than everyone alive opposing it. It's tuime for these people to be shut down and told to move away if they don't ike it. I'm sick of a small minority emposing their wishes on evryone and costing these airports money.

Sep. 5, 2012, 8:26:56 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 8:44:14 am

What Haveyou said...

What a sham, just like the "airport commission" that has not a single pilot or airport representative on it. What we have here is a small group of people who want to steal from all other Santa Monicans, Californians, and in fact the nation for their personal profit. This is why we need the federal government to protect airports from lowlives like these. This is more desperate flailing by this pathetic few, who first claim that they're upset about jets but then try to shut down flight schools that DON'T FLY JETS. Keep your lies straight at least.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:48 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:49 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:49 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:50 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:50 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:51 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:51 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:52 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:53 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:53 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:54 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:54 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:55 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:55 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:56 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:56 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10:57 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:02 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:02 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:03 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:03 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:04 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:04 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:05 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:06 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:06 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:07 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:07 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:08 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:08 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:09 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:09 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:10 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:11 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:18 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:19 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:19 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:20 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:21 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:21 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:22 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:22 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:23 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:23 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:24 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:24 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:25 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:25 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:26 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:09 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 9:11:27 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 5, 2012, 11:07:26 am

Robert said...

All interested parties should read and become familiar with the 1948 Instrument of Transfer of SMO back to the City by the USA. If the airport so transferred back is not run by the city as an airport "in perpetuity", the FAA and Uncle Sam has the right to take back the land. The City Council and CRAPP are fostering a false and irresponsible illusion that the airport can be closed. I say "Let 'em try!" Then, Uncle Sam can step in and end this side show that has been going on since 1984 and the last big showdown with the Feds. Instead of turning SMO into the crown jewel it should be, these bunch of panderers to the public whim and land thieves should be run out of town!!

Sep. 5, 2012, 11:17:17 am

Tony Rees said...

I recently visited Santa Monica Airport and was impressed by the obvious pride with which its historical significance is recognised. America is a wonderful example to the world in the preservation of its heritage. Please do not allow sectional interests to prevail -- keep Santa Monica operating.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:10 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:11 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:11 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:12 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:12 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:13 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:13 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:14 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:14 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:15 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:16 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:16 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:17 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:17 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:18 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:02:18 am

Greg said...

I am involved in disaster and contingency planning groups for KMEM and the surroundng businesses in the Memphis area in preparation of a major earthquake. Santa Monica has an even greater likelihood for a major event. And as you know has been exposed to many small events over the years. KSMO/SMO airport provides central access to hospitals and supplies that are available outside the impact zone. KSMO is a critical component to the life of Santa Monica and it's citizens. For those of you who are able to attend this meeting, ask the question to the candidates; If Santa Monica is hit with a 8.0+ earthquake, would you rather have a viable access route to help, and help to you, or a condo/shopping center and/or business park that in itself presents the potential for significant injury and traffic jams with broken structures, shattered glass, crumpled roadways and non-functional traffic control devices? Helicopters only provide lift for a minimal few people at a time. in an emergency KSMO can accommodate, if needed, aircraft up to the size of a C-17. The C-17 is designed to operate from runways as short as 3,500 ft (1,064 m) and as narrow as 90 ft (27 m). Hopefully this will be taken as constructive advice for the Santa Monica Community and help the critics understand the importance of having a priceless resource there to support their safety and well being as well as for the other citizens of Santa Monica.

Sep. 6, 2012, 8:05:36 am

Sean said...

CRAAP is a very fitting acronym for what is really going on here. Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution is a ruse at best. Residence should be more concerned about the traffic and the pollution it creates around the 10 and 405 Freeway than the traffic at the airport. Literally 10s of millions of cars pass on those freeways throughout the year. This is nothing more than an attempt to create new opportunities for developers. Redonkulous

Sep. 10, 2012, 6:29:23 am

Jerry said...

It is time for the Airport to close and the screws turned on the on going lies that the city of Santa Monica keeps spewing. We living near the airport want the candidates to fight for what the majority of citizens are requesting. Close the Airport in 2015 The so called "Visioning Studies" were a complete joke and mostly the results skewed? Transparency !

Sep. 10, 2012, 6:33:16 am

Ken Burns said...

Greg and the rest of the pilots do not get a say so on the Airport. They are the problem and keep invading any sites that want the airport closed. Greg go away and fly somewhere else, you and your kind are just mad that we do not wish for your stinky noisy planes to keep abusing our skies and our lungs and our quiet time. I smell a rat and it is the PILOTS !

Sep. 13, 2012, 6:51:21 am

Not the filmmaker Ken Burns said...

@Ken Burns - so the pilots, the ones directly affected by an airport closure, aren't allowed to have an opinion? What kind of fascist are you? I'll bet this guy drives a polluting SUV that belches as much as any light plane. I am sick and tired of being pushed around by this little group of real estate investors. Morally bankrupt individuals trying to intimidate the thriving local aviation community. See you guys when the Feds get involved to keep the airport OPEN in 2015!

Oct. 11, 2012, 12:58:14 pm

David Brown said...

Check out what Frank Gruber has to say: http://youtu.be/ONyAcjABsNg

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