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KOMO Paine Field Interview with John Carlson
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 - 04:42 PM

You may be asked questions about the lease to build a new passenger terminal at Paine Field like “What’s the big deal, it’s only a two gate terminal” or “Why not commercial flights”, here is a concise, less than 5 minute interview of our SOC president with KOMO radio’s John Carlson to help with answers. As always, you can find information in previous alerts, our library, and the SOC website in general.

This is not over! We are actively working on the next steps. Stay tuned . . .

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Legal Issues with proposed Paine Field Lease
Sun, Mar 1, 2015 - 07:06 PMPosted by SOC
Check out the legal issues raised by the attorney hired to review the lease. He found even more than we did!

Share this on Facebook and pass it to everyone you know. If at all possible, attend the Snohomish County Council meeting Monday, March 2nd, 10:30 AM, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, 8th floor.
Write to the Snohomish County Executive, and to council members (especially Somers and Ryan) and tell them to stop this potentially illegal action!

In a nutshell, there are three key areas pointed out by the lawyer.
  • Failure to Comply with Procedural Requirements of the County Code
  • Failure to Comply with SEPA
  • Flaws in the Lease

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Tags: Paine Field, Propeller, lease, legal
Snohomish County Council - 50 year commitment to commercial flights?
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 - 06:54 AMPosted by SOC

The Snohomish County Council is scheduled to vote on a 50 year lease (30 years plus two 10 year options) with Propeller Investments so Propeller can build a commercial service passenger terminal at Paine Field.

The only track record SOC has been able to find for Propeller is two failed attempts at bringing commercial service to two Atlanta area airports. At a recent Snohomish County Council meeting, the Council was briefed on the deal by the Paine Field Airport Director, but no questions about the background of the company who the county is about to do business with were asked.

Even though there is no airline anxious to begin service, the Council is fast tracking this for a potential vote on March 2nd. A 50 year commitment with an unproven company decided with a two week review?! Why? What happened to due diligence, good governance, and transparency in government?

Write your County Council members and the County Executive (sample letters here) and tell them to slow down and get all the facts before deciding to proceed.

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Tags: Propeller, Paine, lease, passenger, terminal

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