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David Franklin
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I never knew the fine was only $33k. That's pathetic. I'm surprised a few neighborhood [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ociations in a noise battle with the FAA haven't raised $33k and rented a few construction vehicles to tear up their local inconvenient runway.

Steven Perry

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I never knew the fine was only $33k. That's pathetic. I'm surprised a few neighborhood [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ociations in a noise battle with the FAA haven't raised $33k and rented a few construction vehicles to tear up their local inconvenient runway.

The FAA has since changed the fine to be higher (it was only $33K because it was $1000/day - it's $10K/day now).

 

Additionally, they had to pay back the misappropriated funds (to the tune of about $1M), which were used to destroy the field, instead of improve it. Most towns and cities don't have that kind of money. Even the towns/cities with a generally stupidly vocal anti-noise population usually have some sort of intelligence to keep the airport around for the economic incentives.

 

...usually.

(Looking at you SMO and various SoCal localities...)

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