CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON FAA’S DECISION ON SANTA MONICA AIRPORT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision regarding Santa Monica Airport’s Part 16 Grant Assurances. Yesterday, the FAA ruled against the City of Santa Monica concluding that the City must meet its federal grant obligations until 2023.
“I am disappointed to learn that the FAA has ruled against the City of Santa Monica regarding its Santa Monica Airport federal grant obligations. It is clear that these obligations expired in 2014 and that the City should have control of its land. The FAA decision ignored basic facts and misapplied the law. I remain committed to working to ensure that the City is able to fully protect the health and safety of those residents living near the airport.”