Pleasanton may file suit over airport

Pleasanton soon may file a lawsuit against the city of Livermore for approving an increase in operations at their city airport without first analyzing potential environmental effects. "We have talked to Livermore on numerous occasions," said...

According to city reports, aircraft operation at the Livermore airport has decreased 35 percent in the past seven years, and current activity is similar to that in the mid-1980s.

City officials have said that airport improvement plans will not appreciably increase the number of flights.

But Curtis said he believes that ultimately the airport operator is going to be seeking a profit -- which would come with more takeoffs and landings.

"They wouldn't be doing this is if they thought they'd survive on putt-putts," he said. "The idea about (taking over operations) is that you're going to entice jet traffic into the airport. Everything they are doing caters to that."

Meera Pal covers Pleasanton. Reach her at 925-847-2120 or . Eric Kurhi covers Livermore. Reach him at 925-847-2184 or .

If you go

WHAT: Pleasanton City Council

WHEN: 7 p.m. Nov. 6

WHERE: City Council chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave.

The council will discuss potential mitigation regarding the Livermore airport during a closed session, but comments may be made during the open-session portion of the meeting.

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