The LAX Difference
Forget the pay to play scandals, the lack of progress, the lack of vision, etc. James Hann, if re-elected, will pursue the most costly, ill-advised and potentially dangerous public works boondoggle ever - his $13 billion LAX project - which includes nearly $500 million in "greenmail" payments to labor unions and left wing groups.
As well Hahn's LAX plan has been criticized as making LAX more likely to be the target of a terrorist attack.
Villaraigosa on the other hand supports a more rational, regional approach to our airport problem. We need to expand Ontario and Palmdale, both owned by the City of LA as well as work with other airport authorities to take their share of the growing traffic.
This issue is so important that an overwhelming number of often Republican leaders from Westchester and the South Bay are supporting Antonio Villaraigosa. Indeed, just Saturday former GOP congressional candidate Paul Whithead from Westchester joined the chorus.
Jim Hahn is giving into his airport special interests to pursue a dangerous flight plan at LAX. That's why his flight should be cancelled.