Tuesday, April 23, 2013

City Council Passes Resolution To Keep Air Traffic Control At Felts Field

Spokane City Council member Amber Waldref last night sponsored a resolution in favor of keeping the Felts Field air traffic control tower operations going, despite impending Federal sequestration cuts that would shut it down. The Council approved the resolution 6-0 as there is agreement that air traffic control at Felts is critical for safe operations, for defense and life safety, and other flight activities vital to our regional economy.
 
Today, Councilmembers will take the resolution to Washington, DC to speak to legislators there about it. This will happen as part of the annual delegation organized by Greater Spokane, Inc. that travels to D.C. to visit with federal legislators to advocate on behalf of Spokane issues.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

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