FRANKEL: DON'T OK RUNWAY MONEY

In the city's latest attempt to stop the extension of Palm Beach International Airport's shortest runway, Mayor Lois Frankel is asking Palm Beach County's transportation planning agency not to approve money for the project in its five-year plan...


"In fairness, we're hopeful a majority of the MPO will see the logic of doing the comprehensive plan first," said West Palm Beach Commissioner Bill Moss, one of two city representatives on the board. "There's a lot of other needs this money could be spent on."

Despite the city's concerns that noise from the new runway will affect more residents around the airport, Allen said the study has yet to show that's the case. And there's no plan to buy out more homes in these neighborhoods, he said.

"Our feeling is that there may not be a need to expand a runway that would essentially devastate one of the best neighborhoods in the city, which is our Vedado neighborhood," Moss said.

- chuck_mcginness@pbpost.com



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