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Going Direct: FAA Orders Santa Monica To Stop The Nonsense

Here’s why the Feds called BS on Santa Monica’s airport business evictions.

Santa Monica Municipal is a historically significant and busy little single-strip city airport, but if the City of Santa Monica had its way, the facility would be a ghost town already. The city officially says it’ll be a park, but there’s good reason to suspect the real motive is not green but greed, as in the prime SoCal beachside real estate variety. Good thing the FAA has for decades been fighting the City’s plans to close the airport. On Tuesday, it got nasty. Here’s what happened and what it means.

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