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09.06.17

September 6, 2017, 12:00 am
By SFR

News, Aug. 30: “Thinkin’ of a Master Plan”


Make it Better

Thank God. Our airport is not up to standard.

Kerry J Young
via Facebook


*Airport* Road ...

I live off Airport Road and I would say that both the noise and frequency of these planes has increased 20x in the past five years, and it’s making Santa Fe more and more metropolitan every day ... a sad development for our city. So much for our sleepy “City Different”...

Brett Davis
via Facebook


Drive to Duke City

The benefits of keeping [the airport] in Albuquerque are:

1. No noise or roaring booms as they take off over homes or the city.

2. No air pollution from jet engines, and no additional ground traffic from air traffic.

3. We keep our city under control. Residents don’t have to pay for the associated air services so the rich to fly in.

4. We don’t have to increase taxes to support the affluent whose vacation homes cause property taxes to rise, forcing locals out.

5. We don’t have to build newer, bigger roads to service the airport. We don’t have to pay for airport hangars and security and personnel. ...

6. All our local charm slowly goes away when you allow jumbo jets and conveniences for the rich. ...

7. We don’t contribute to the global environmental problem. ... Jet airplanes leave noxious pollution in the sky every mile they fly and a big burst of pollution on take off. And they leave a toxic mess to transport fuel etc to our airport. ...

We are a treasure of local and small. Keep the big planes and all the things they bring with them in the larger airports where they belong. Don’t increase my taxes under the pretense of needing a larger airport.

Lynn Allen
SFReporter.com


Unpleasant?

This is a fantastic little airport that connects Santa Feans to the rest of the country and avoids having to use the unpleasant airport in Albuquerque.

Why not spend the mentioned minimum to upgrade the two runways and then see whether more expenditure is warranted?

Frances Hunter
via Facebook


Welcome to the Dump

I no longer live in Santa Fe, but when I did I used those [flights] regularly, they were wonderful for a frequent business traveler such as myself. The only drawback was that cramped terminal with limited services, this expansion will be great. Especially if the new entrance road no longer passes by that auto junkyard. That was always a bit embarrassing when picking up visitors and their first impression of Santa Fe was a junkyard.

Peter Chorlton
via Facebook



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Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.


a mistake, editor@sfreporter.com or 988-7530.

Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.


 

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