Airport Considers Toll For Out-of-towners

Los Angeles International Airport might consider charging Orange County residents for using the airport in order to compensate nearby communities for traffic and noise.
June 23, 2000, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Of the passengers beginning or ending a trip at LAX, 14 percent are from Orange County. A member of the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners has proposed a scheme for charging Orange County residentsfor using the LAX airport in or der to compensatenearby communities for traffic and noise. This ideawas not well received in Orange County. A Universityof Southern California professor who specializes in constitutional law was of the opinion that "a differential tax like this would very likely struck down."

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Published on Thursday, June 22, 2000 in Orange County Register
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