|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 6 Dec 2011 18:13:22 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENCROACHMENT: Langley Air Force Base (VA) buffer zone proposal|
Hampton wants state help to buy land around Langley AFB By David Macaulay Newport News Daily Press (VA) December 7, 2011HAMPTON – The City of Hampton is likely to seek $6 million in state assistance to buy land around Langley Air Force Base to protect the base from another round of possible defense closures.
If successful, the city also would have to come up with $6 million in matching funds.
The request is contained in Hampton's draft of its 2012 request for legislation from the state. The package has not been finalized.
Laura Bateman, the city's lobbyist, outlined the request for property in the "safety zone" around the base at the Oct. 26 city council meeting. More than 40 percent of military aircraft accidents occur in the safety zones around airfields, also known as clear zones.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.dailypress.com/news/hampton/dp-nws-langley-land- deal-20111207,0,2720349.story
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