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The City Council wants to shut down Santa Monica’s historic airport because increased jet traffic has increased noise, air pollution and fears of possible crashes. Private pilots and aviation interests want to keep it open. That’s led to competing propositions on next week’s ballot and emotions are running high. There could be regional impact – not just on air transport but development. But the FAA might have the last word.

Also, in the City of LA alone, there are ten million trees. How are they and the rest of Southern California’s urban forests surviving three years of drought?

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Gideon Brower

Municipal Warfare in Santa Monica 22 MIN, 14 SEC

Tuesday’s election isn’t creating a lot of interest in much of Southern California, but in Santa Monica, it’s a different story.  One ballot measure could effectively shut down the historic airport, and the other could keep it open.  The Santa Monica City Council put Measure LC on the ballot.  LC stands for Local Control. Aviation interests raised enough signatures to put Measure D on the ballot.  In a town of 92,000 people, they’ve contributed more than $800,000 to get it passed. We get some background and hear arguments from both. 

Guests:
Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times (@LADeadline16)
Alan Levenson, resident of Santa Monica (@YESonLC)
John Jerabek, Santa Monica Airport Association (@JohnJerabek)

LA’s Trees and the Drought 7 MIN, 7 SEC

A lack of water makes trees not just thirsty but vulnerable to decay and disease.  That creates the need for urban foresters to strike a delicate balance between water conservation and keeping the trees alive. In the City of Los Angeles alone there are over 10 million trees, and arborists say untold numbers of them are under unprecedented stress because of the drought, leaving them vulnerable to decay and disease. KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez looks at how we can best balance water conservation with giving trees the water they need to survive the drought. (Saul speaks with arborist Nick Araya of Tree Care LA and Rachel Malarich, Director of Urban Forestry for TreePeople.)

 


A tree lined street in Los Angeles' Eagle Rock neighborhood
Photo by Saul Gonzalez

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, KCRW producer (@SaulKCRW)

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