At the very moment our Council and community are uniting to end the unacceptable impacts of Santa Monica Airport on neighbors, and move us toward the great park so many residents want, a few misguided individuals are playing politics and threatening the very real progress we are making together.

Mailers and fliers being distributed in some of our neighborhoods distort verifiable facts. Let’s be clear:  Your City Council has voted unanimously on every move toward airport closure. Check the meeting minutes; it’s a matter of record. Our battle is with the Federal Aviation Administration, not among Council colleagues.

The producers of these political messages have every right to express their opinion, no matter how twisted their thinking. When they publish inaccurate facts, though, they do real damage to our Santa Monica public process.

Councilman Kevin McKeown
Santa Monica