On Nov. 2, CD12 co-authored a motion calling for more local control and accountability to help improve Van Nuys airport, together with Councilman Tony Cardenas. The Valley is overdue for a positive change to focus on improving Van Nuys Airport. The Airport is one of the nation's busiest general aviation airports, used by more than 320,000 people every year, and is one of the City's most valuable assets.
An economic impact study from 2007 found that it contributed more than $1.3 billion to the local economy and supported over 12,300 jobs. But because it is so far removed from L.A. International Airport and is the smallest airport under Los Angeles World Airports' (LAWA) management, the neighboring community members, business partners, airport users, and other Van Nuys Airport stakeholders have been neglected for years.
Click here to see the motion.