LAX Fees for Orange County?

Orange County voters approved Measure F, which makes airport expansion unlikely; LA Airport Commissioner suggests that Orange County pay for use of LAX.

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June 22, 2000, 10:30 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


Measure F, which Orange County residents passed in March, 2000, requires two-thirds voter approval before Orange County Supervisors can approve airport projects, hazardous-waste landfills, or large jails near homes. Leland Wong, a Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners has requested a report into whether it is legal to then charge Orange County residents for use of LAX, arguing that LAX will bear the impact of Orange County's decision not to expand or build a new airport. As much as 96% of air cargo that's generated in Orange County is trucked to LAX or other airports. Cargo traffic in the region is expected to triple by 2020.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Thursday, June 22, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times

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