2002, recognizing that the negotiations regarding the 1985 Settlement Agreement
had occurred with virtually NO citizen input, a number of dedicated volunteers
formed a group we called AirFair.
Our conclusion - the
corridor cities had done their fair share to meet the aviation needs of
the area. Before we could even
print our motto: 9.41 "Shut the Door" those in control of the negotiations had
raised the stakes, and the new stated cap was 10.81 Our slogan became 10.8 and Lock the Gate.
goal of our group was to stop expansion of John Wayne Airport. Our
mission? To slowly and deliberately raise the level of public and
political discourse about permanent caps at John Wayne Airport. Now,
more than eight years later, we are restating our mission. Why you
ask? It is the opinion of those serving on the AirFair Board of
Directors that we have achieved our original goal. We HAVE raised the
level of discourse and we HAVE
established 10.8 million annual passengers at the Airport and NO MORE in
minds and hearts of all concerned!
has worked tirelessly to alert both the citizens of the County and the elected
officials, whose job it is to represent the people, of the disastrous
consequences to our quality of life and health if the Airport is allowed to
continue to expand. Hence our new
of AirFair is to establish a strong political base of regional support focused
on maintaining the current curfew, flight and passenger caps at John Wayne
the negotiations for the expiring 2015 Agreement begin later this year, you may
be assured that those on the AirFair Board of Directors will be actively
working to insure transparency and citizen input. Working hand in hand with
SPON,2 we will be serving as guardians of your quality of
No more growth at John
Wayne Airport, now, or in the future!
1The numbers refer to the MAP
cap - million annual passengers per year.
2STOP POLLUTING OUR NEWPORT, a local environmental organization founded in 1974, and a signer on the Agreement.