Santa Monica Municipal supports 1,500 jobs and contributes $250 million to the local economy. The airfield, once home to Douglas Aircraft, is located eight miles from Los Angeles International Airport and serves an important role in the region’s transportation infrastructure.

    While the airport has brought many benefits to Santa Monica and surrounding communities over the years, local officials have fought to curtail operations and eventually eliminate the airport from the 227 acres it occupies in what is today a densely developed city. Federal judges and the FAA have never wavered in enforcing the city’s obligations stemming from assurances made by local officials when they accepted federal funds.

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