Giving out yard signs
Continental, which this week began handing out thousands of yard signs, said its political action committee called the Committee to Save Houston Airport Jobs has spent $184,000 as of Sept. 28 on the campaign. It has contributions of $782,000, which include in-kind contributions such as billboards carrying its message.
The opposition committee, "Let the People Vote, Houston," raised just $500, but spent about $58,000 after $64,500 in loans by Hotze, its treasurer.
"The investment is small compared to the $3 billion that we and the Houston Airport System have invested in Intercontinental's infrastructure in the last 10 years," Messing said. "Our expenses for this campaign are well-justified considering the value of the airport assets that are at risk under the current city charter."
WHAT IT MEANS
Name: Proposition G
Purpose: Eliminate caps on the city's enterprise funds.
Impact: Funding for Houston's airports, sewer and water systems.
For: Current funding caps could stifle needed airport construction and other projects.
Against: Eliminating the caps could mean higher taxes.
When: Early voting on Proposition G and other items on the ballot begins Oct. 23 and extends through Nov. 3.
Also in question: a PFC increase
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Lee's Summit decides to go ahead with airport expansion, completing many major projects in five years, including a controversial lengthening of its main runway.
Officials for North America's 59th-busiest airport plan to raise its landing fees in order to end losses of $16.5 million that date back to 2001.