Boondoggle Struggles To Survive
In what seems like strange coincidence, just three days after Hahn's landslide drubbing, federal officials are giving intial approval to aspects of the plan. However, Mayor-Elect Antonio Villaraigosa plans to vigorously oppose.
"My position is still clear. I believe we need to develop a regional approach to expanding airport capacity in this region."Though another lame duck politician - termed out Councilwoman Cindy Miscicowski - cheered the feds' actions, it has little impact. Her successor Bill Rosendahl - who trounced Miscicowski's hand picked successor Flora Gil Kristoff in a landslide of his own - plans to also oppose the airport plan.
Mayor-Elect Antonio Villaraigosa
While the LAX boondoggle may be on its way to being denied boarding, lets hope we can recapture the $500 million in greenmail Jim Hahn offered up to the labor unions and other special interests as part of the airport plan.