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Aurora Airport Funding Application Is Back

September 18, 2018 11:17 am Category: French Prairie Reports A+ / A-

State chooses to support aviation interests over local communities!

Dept. of Aviation is applying to FAA for $33.3M!

A funding proposal to expand the Aurora Airport is suddenly back on the table at the Legislature.

Contrary to what we were told by the Governor’s Office in early August, the Governor’s Office has decided to allow the application go forward by Oregon Dept. of Aviation to the FAA for $33.3 Million dollars to expand the Aurora Airport. This after being informed of fatal flaws in the application, the years of broken public process and specific requests by negatively impacted parties to stop it.

Our understanding is that the “request for retroactive approval” for the application (which was submitted in early August) will be heard before the General Government Sub-Committee of the Joint Ways & Means Committee on Monday, Sept. 24, and then (if approved) by the Legislative Emergency Board on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Turning Aurora Airport into a large corporate jet airport with commercial aviation potential will negatively impact residential property values, remove large acreage from agricultural usage, create more airplane noise, increase traffic grid lock and significantly lower quality of life.

Please contact the members of the Emergency Board listed below and voice your opposition.

Why should this be opposed?

  • A decade long broken public process
  • Exclusion of Clackamas County and Wilsonville, the main impacted municipalities
  • An end run of State land use law
  • State action riding rough shod over the wishes of impacted communities

Please call or communicate your opposition by email to the members of the Legislative Emergency Board, who will make the decision on this!

Communicate to Emergency Board committee email, or as many as you feel comfortable with.  This may be our last opportunity to block the Aurora Airport expansion.

2017-2018 Interim
Joint Emergency Board
https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017I1/Committees/EB/Overview

Co-Chair
Senator Peter Courtney – Senate President sen.petercourtney@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1600

Co-Chair
Representative Tina Kotek – House Speaker Rep.TinaKotek@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1200

Member
Senator Lew Frederick
Sen.LewFrederick@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1722

Member
Senator Fred Girod
Sen.FredGirod@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1709

Member
Senator Bill Hansell
Sen.BillHansell@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1729

Member
Senator Betsy Johnson
Sen.BetsyJohnson@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1716

Member
Senator Rod Monroe
Sen.RodMonroe@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1724

Member
Senator Arnie Roblan
Sen.ArnieRoblan@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1705

Member
Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
Sen.ElizabethSteinerHayward@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1717

Member
Senator Chuck Thomsen
Sen.ChuckThomsen@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1726

Member
Senator Jackie Winters
Sen.JackieWinters@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1710

Member
Representative David Gomberg
Rep.DavidGomberg@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1410

Member
Representative Mike McLane
rep.mikemclane@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1400

Member
Representative Nancy Nathanson
Rep.NancyNathanson@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1413

Member
Representative Dan Rayfield
rep.danrayfield@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1416

Member
Representative Greg Smith
rep.gregsmith@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1457

Member
Representative Barbara Smith Warner
rep.barbarasmithwarner@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1445

Member
Representative Duane Stark
rep.duanestark@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1404

Member
Representative Gene Whisnant
Rep.GeneWhisnant@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1453
Member

Member
Representative Jennifer Williamson – House Majority Leader Rep.JenniferWilliamson@oregonlegislature.gov
503-986-1436
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Thank you

Friends of French Prairie

 

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