(February 8, 2005) -- LBReport.com has learned that L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe -- who supported southbay cities against proposed LAX expansion -- has faxed letters to members of the LB City Council stating in part:
"I urge you to make sure all plans to include 'all plans' including a 135,000 sq. ft. plan in your review."
City Hall fax machines began churning out the Supervisors letter at approximately 1:00 p.m...just hours before a scheduled City Council vote on the item.
"Fairness is a big issue with the FAA," the Supervisor tells the LB Councilmembers in his letter, adding:
"Long Beach has one of the best noise ordinances and flight slot caps of [sic] anywhere in the Nation. You do not want to jeopardize those restrictions simply because you simply did not include the larger terminal expansion plan in your review."
LBReport.com posts Supervisor Knabe's letter verbatim in pdf form on a link below.
Click to view: Knabe Feb. 8 letter.
Here's What Happened: Transcript Of Historic Feb. 1/05 Council Proceedings Re LB Airport Permanent Terminal Area Facilities Expansion