Santa Monica Airport

The purpose of this page is to serve as a resource for people looking to learn more about City of Santa Monica v United States of America, Federal Aviation Administration and Michael P. Huerta in His Official Capacity as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration filed in United States District Court, Central District of California, October 31, 2013.

The Lawsuit:

SMO Complaint (conformed copy) (10-31-13).pdf

Coverage of the lawsuit filing:

City Hall Sues FAA Over Future of Santa Monica Airport – Santa Monica Lookout

City Hall Sues FAA to Gain Control of SMO – Santa Monica Daily Press

City to Challenge FAA in Court Over Future Control of Airport – Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Sues Feds to Gain Official Control of Airport – Santa Monica Patch

Santa Monica officials sue FAA to gain control of city’s airport – Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica Sues Feds Over Control of City Airport – L.A. Weekly

Santa Monica sues for control of historic California Airport – Reuters via Chicago Tribune

Santa Moncia Sues for Control of Airport – Malibu Times

Lawsuit to Close Santa Monica Airport Meritless Claims Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association – AOPA News Release

City files lawsuit regarding the airport – Airport2Park

1984 Agreement Between City of Santa Monica and FAA that expires on July 1, 2015

1984 agreement between Santa Monica and FAA over SMO.pdf