No Reid-Hillview Airport Long-Term Leases
Please take 30 seconds before noon on Tuesday, 10/5/21, to submit a petition requesting that the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors deny Supervisor Wasserman’s request to offer long-term leases to airport flight businesses after the Supervisors unanimously voted to pursue early closure of the airport!
On Tuesday, 10/5/21, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will consider a request by Board President Wasserman to offer long-term leases for businesses at the Reid-Hillview airport. It is unclear why Supervisor Wasserman is requesting long-term leases be offered to flight businesses when the County is pursuing early closure of the airport. A screenshot of his request is below. Please ask the Supervisors to deny this request. Your email to the Board of Supervisors will note the following, and you will have the option to add a personal comment to the email.
I urge you to deny the recommendation made in a 10/5/21 memo from President Wasserman regarding Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) leases at Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV). Supervisor Wasserman’s request is contrary to the unanimous 8/17/21 Board of Supervisors (BOS) vote to pursue early closure of RHV. The request is inconsistent with the BOS vote, the community that demanded it, and the community’s need for improved land use.
The BOS, including President Wasserman, voted to pursue early closure of RHV to address a land-use issue that has been negatively impacting children and families for decades. While seemingly well-intentioned, President Wasserman’s recommendation is not consistent with the 200+ verbal public comments, hundreds of written public comments, and thousands of petitions from community members asking for the RHV decades-long harm to end.
I look forward to the BOS continuing to support the East San Jose community’s demand that the County (1) close the airport, (2) ban the sale and use of leaded fuel to end the confirmed lead harm to children, (3) and repurpose the site according to a community-centered vision that includes green space.