|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:04:02 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Oceana Naval Air Station (VA) buffer zone funding|
Va. Beach aims to get back funds to buffer Oceana By Deirdre Fernandes The Virginian-Pilot March 13, 2011VIRGINIA BEACH - City leaders have mobilized to persuade state lawmakers to restore $7.5 million in next year's state budget for a program to purchase property around Oceana Naval Air Station.
Mayor Will Sessoms and Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., head of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, plan to meet with Senate Majority Leader Richard Saslaw, a Northern Virginia Democrat. City officials have asked U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat, and U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell, a Republican, to call hesitant state lawmakers and stress the importance of the money.
In addition, the city's business leaders have sent letters to Gov. Bob McDonnell urging him to fund the program and encourage legislators to approve it when they return in April to consider any budget amendments the governor makes.
... For the entire article, seehttp://hamptonroads.com/2011/03/va-beach-aims-get-back-funds-buffer- oceana
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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