2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 1 Jul 2003 16:20:42 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] State extends lease review
State extends lease review
By Amanda Lehmert
July 1, 2003

FALMOUTH - Representatives from the governor's office added a 15-day
public comment period to the Massachusetts Military Reservation lease
negotiations last night after many complained there was not enough
public oversight of the process.

The state is currently negotiating to extend the lease for the Army
National Guard, Air National Guard and Coast Guard for another 25 years.
The current lease ends in 2026.

In a meeting at the Falmouth Holiday Inn, members of the public and
elected officials expressed concern for specific parts of the lease as
well as support of a continued military presence on Cape Cod.

The governor's representatives quickly learned that the military's July
15 deadline to seal the deal on the lease would not meet the public's

_From politicians to environmental activists, the crowd of more than 80
asked to see the language in the lease, instead of just trusting the
word of the governor's office about what will be included.

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