Mayor Michael D. Antonovich complimented Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti, Ontario’s Mayor Paul S. Leon and previous Mayor Alan D. Wapner for working together in this five-year effort to transfer ownership of the Ontario Airport.
“Having an airport authority consisting of representatives from Ontario and the surrounding communities will provide residents local control of their airport — and their economy will grow as the number of flights to the area increases,” Antonovich said. “Coming on the heels of last year’s monumental decision to relinquish Palmdale Airport to the city of Palmdale, this action is a giant step forward in our effort to develop a regional multi-model transportation system – and underscores the importance of extending the Gold Line to the Ontario Airport.”
The next step in the transfer process is to obtain approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. Antonovich will introduce a motion at Tuesday’s Board meeting to send a 5-signature letter to all relevant federal officials supporting the transfer and urging expedient approval.