Mayor Jim Hahn today unveiled the latest proposal for modernizing Los Angeles International Airport. At a cost of $9 billion, the plan is designed to improve security and efficiency. The 5000-page plan is the 33rd modernization plan in the past 8 years, and will now be considered along with 3 proposals left over from former Mayor Richard Riordan and a 5th alternative leaving things as they are. But the Mayor-s own economic study shows that his proposal would not expand LAX enough to provide any new benefit to the economy. So would it be worth the cost? Is there a cheaper alternative? We ask the Mayor, neighborhood and development activists, an airline management consultant, and Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski whose district includes LAX.
- Reporter's Notebook: FCC to Decide on Spanish-Language Media Market
Spanish-language broadcasting is growing rapidly in the United States. With a battle being fought over control of the emerging industry, the Federal Communications Commission is said to be close to deciding if Univisi-n can merge with Hispanic Broadcasting. Will Spanish language broadcasting be monopolized in the US? Eduardo Porter is following the pending merger for the Wall Street Journal.
LAX Master Plan
Rand Institute's study on LAX expansion
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on merger
Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation