Kevin McKeown Responds to Allegation He, or Another Council Member, was "For Sale"
Airport stand is unanimous, and no one was bought or sold, says McKeown
August 27, 2016
We are all pleased with the progress being made on gaining local control of the land we own at the airport.
I think it's worth noting, though, as I did earlier this week in a letter to the local newspaper, that this progress came about because of the united work of all seven Councilmembers.
Grossly inaccurate materials have been circulated in some Santa Monica neighborhoods alleging that the Council was split on this, and even that one Councilmember in particular was "for sale." The proof to the contrary is in the vote, folks: It was UNANIMOUS on a motion by Ted Winterer to close the airport, remove the commercial FBOs (eliminating leaded fuel), apply to close the Western Parcel to aviation, begin active planning for our "great park," etc.
I suspect the egos involved are too invested for apologies to be forthcoming, although they're certainly due. Going forward, I hope the
evidence is clear that the Santa Monica City Council, ALL of it, is committed to the kind of progress we saw Tuesday night.