Whiteman Airport in Pacoima was pushed another step toward closure after the Community Advisory Committee voted in favor of recommending the airport be shut down.
In the committee’s final meeting, held via Zoom on Feb. 23, it approved a motion for the airport to cease operations. The motion was introduced by Veronica Padilla-Campos, executive director of the grassroots nonprofit organization Pacoima Beautiful.
The committee will now submit its recommendation to the LA County Board of Supervisors, and that several health and safety measures be implemented prior to closure. The full recommendation will be submitted later this spring, according to Annakaren Ramirez, policy director for Pacoima Beautiful.
“Although the fight to close Whiteman Airport continues, we celebrate this victory on our path to justice,” Pacoima Beautiful officials wrote in an Instagram post.
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