I wish we would end this foolish talk about replacing the airport with a park and start focusing on important matters such as crime and taxes. Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square are about 7 acres in size with a cost of approximately $42 million. That works out to $6 million an acre.

The airport is 400 acres so that would be $2.5 billion, not to mention the cost of removing all of the airport buildings, etc. Then you have to pay for maintaining a 400-acre park. Not going to happen.

I wonder how many people calling for a park even know that the airport already has playing fields, a dog park and demonstration gardens. I bet all the people in Mar Vista who don’t pay for it do.


Linda Fineman

Santa Monica

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