Tue, Dec 07, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"We make the point that these costs
are related to the removal of airport infrastructure and
environmental remediation. It's not in the public interest for a
municipality to leave behind an abandoned airport.... We used the
revenue carefully. It was not used for redevelopment or urban
Source: Chicago Law Department spokeswoman
Jenny Hoyle, as quoted by the Chicago Sun-Times, after her bosses
filed a 43-page brief with the FAA admitting Chicago used FAA
airport funds to destroy Meigs Field. Chicago faces a $33,000 fine
for not giving the FAA 30-days notice before the midnight
destruction of the airport on Northerly Island. But, if found to
have misappropriated FAA funds, the city could be liable for up to
$4.5 million in fines.
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