If so inclined would you consider cutting and pasting the letter below to your e-mail and send it to the address at the bottom? We would so appreciate it. I know we all have lives and commitments. So please just consider it. By Oct 4th, all written comments must be at the Oregon Aviation Board and their final decision to forward their recommendation will be decided on Oct 31st in Sun River. I know Greg Leo and I will be there. You may think, as I do, that this cynically short time period is intentional to reduce our opportunity for public comment. Let’s prove them wrong. I’ve also attached a wonderful letter from Friends of French Prairie written by Ben Williams. I personally know everything in his letter is factual. You may find the OABs actions infuriating and biased. So do I. The OAB is full of contradictions, sleight -of-hand, back room meetings with airport business owners, and they’re looking at a non “master plan” that violates at least six of Oregon’s Land Use Plan rules. Please read Ben’s letter and feel free to use any part of it (or all of it) for your letter. If you would rather write your own, great. You may use the following if you like: Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon Aviation Board
3040 25th St SE
Salem, Oregon 97302
ATTN: Aurora Master Plan 09/27/2019
I’m writing in total opposition to what is called the “Aurora State Airport Master Plan”. The plan is required to address all of Oregon’s Land Use Plan. It does not address Goal 1 Civic Participation, Goal 3 Protection of EFU land (Exclusive Farm Use), Goal 6 Pollution. The Arora airport is the third largest polluter of all thirty state airport. This truly effects or health and safety. Goal 11 Public Services. It’s sewer and water are not connected to a utility district! Goal 12 Transportation. The plan has no consideration for surface road congestion. As if it isn’t bad enough. The plan is also required to counsel with state agencies. I’m surprised they missed the Department of Agriculture, The Department of Transportation, The DEQ? Really? We also understand there are now real airport usage numbers. So what’s wrong with getting the process right and using real numbers? Following the rules like everyone else? Letting us in on the decision making process? Do the master plan correctly. Don’t hurt our quality of life, our health and our safety so that a handful of business owners can make a little more money.