City of Walnut
Mayor Paul S. Leon
City of Ontario
415 East "8" Street
Ontario, CA 91764
Dear Mayor Leon,
The City of Walnut recently received your request asking for our support via resolution for the transfer of Ontario International Airport (ONT) to local control. On February 8th, 2012, the Walnut City Council took action by approving and adopting Resolution No. 12-09, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Walnut Supporting the Transfer of Ontario International Airport (ONT) to Local Control. Attached, please find a copy of the resolution.
If you have any questions on this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me at (909)
Deputy City Manager
RESOLUTION NO. 12-09
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WALNUT SUPPORTING THE TRANSFER OF ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (ONT) TO LOCAL CONTROL.
WHEREAS, local control of airports in Southern California has been shown to be conductive to development of successful regional airports because the airport sponsor has a vested interest in the airport making the greatest contribution to its economy.
WHEREAS, local control of ONT will help ensure that all of Southern California will have sufficient airport capacity to meet the long term demand for air travel in tbe region.
WHEREAS, on January 7, 2012, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation called on Los Angeles World Airports (LAW A) to shift control of ONT - as well as the responsibility and risk that comes with that control-to another entity so LAW A can focus more of its energy on modernizing Los Angeles International Airport.
WHEREAS, on November 29, 2010, the Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport
Congestion (ARSAC) urged the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners to transfer ONT airport management decisions to the local Ontario area in pursuit of a regional airport system that can better address ONT patronage decline and regional service demands.
WHEREAS, on September 2,2010, the Southern California Association of Governments
(SCAG) Regional Council enacted a resolution recommending the transfer of ONT to local control as being in the best interest of Los Angeles and the Southern California region. SCAG further stated that under local control, ONT can recover from the economic downturn of the past several years while positioning itself for long-term growth.
WHEREAS, after transfer to local control, ONT can operate on the same basis as airports in Burbank, Orange County, Long Beach, and Palm Springs-as low-cost secondary airports under local control.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Walnut as follows:
Section 1: That the City of Walnut supports the transfer of ONT to local control in furtherance of airport regionalization and the region's economy.
Section 2: That the City of Walnut requests the cities of Los Angeles and Ontario commit the necessary resources and effort to affect the transfer of ONT to local control at the earliest possible date.
Section 3: That the City Clerk shall communicate this action of the City Council to the Mayors of Los Angeles and Ontario, the Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, and state and federal elected representatives.
PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 8th day of February, 2012.
Teresa De Dios, City Clerk
STATE OF CALIFORNIA )
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES )
CITY OF WALNUT )
I, Teresa De Dios, City Clerk of the City of Walnut, do hereby certify that the foregoing
Resolution No. 12-09 was approved and adopted by the City Council of the City of Walnut on February 8, 2012 , by the following roll can vote:
AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: CARTAGENA, KING, LIM, SU, TRAGARZ
NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE
ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE
TERESA DE Dios, CITY CLERK