L.A. CITY HALL: More info/details, Mayor Eric Garcetti, appointees, Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners: "Mayor Eric Garcetti appoints 6 to airport commission"....
***Following up on earlier item noted here (Garcetti appointees, Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners)....
* Los Angeles Times: "Mayor Eric Garcetti appoints 6 to airport commission" - "Garcetti, saying that he wants L.A. to have modern airports, replaces all but one member of the seven-member panel overseeing LAX and Ontario and Van Nuys airports." - From the LAT:
Declaring that he wants Los Angeles to have modern airports that are also good neighbors, Mayor Eric Garcetti overhauled the city's Airport Commission on Tuesday and replaced every member except attorney Valeria Velasco, a former community activist from Playa del Rey.
Appointed to the seven-member panel were Jackie Goldberg, a former City Council member and state assemblywoman; Cynthia Telles, a civic leader and former vice president of the city's Ethics Commission; and Sean Burton, a former Warner Bros. executive, real estate developer and attorney. Also selected were Matthew Johnson, a civic leader and entertainment lawyer; Bea Hsu, a real estate developer and former advisor to state Controller Kathleen Connell; and Gabriel Eshaghian, a real estate investment executive who has worked in the travel and airline industry.
It was unclear whether the house-cleaning was meant to send a message to Gina Marie Lindsey, the executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, which operates Los Angeles International Airport, LA/Ontario International Airport and Van Nuys Airport. . . . . . . . However, during the mayoral election in the spring, Garcetti said he supported the modernization of LAX but opposed Lindsey's plan to move the northern runway 260 feet closer to neighborhoods in Westchester and Playa del Rey, where there was strong political opposition because of concerns over air pollution and noise.
Although the runway project was approved by the previous airport commission, Garcetti said Tuesday, "I don't think we should be moving it."
Garcetti also said during the campaign that he supported transferring control of Ontario International to Inland Empire officials as long as Los Angeles gets revenue from any agreement and the plan bolsters the struggling airport's passenger levels....................
* Daily Breeze: "L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti overhauls airport commission"