Issues Proclamation Lauding GA For Its Contributions To The City
Yuba City (CA) Mayor John Buckland recently declared March “General Aviation Appreciation Month, according to a news release from the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “The proclamation highlights the vital role that general aviation has in supporting businesses, farms, emergency response, and the overall economy. In California, the general aviation industry contributes an estimated $18.2 billion into the economy every year and the aviation system supports 1.7 million jobs in the state.”
In the proclamation, Buckland specifically mentions Yuba City’s Sutter County Airport (O52) and its contributions to the local economy, “Many businesses, farms, and individuals in the city of Yuba City depend on General Aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, education, and visitors to our city,” the document says.
“We thank Mayor Buckland for his initiative in acknowledging this important sector of the economy,” said Selena Shilad, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aviation Across America. “General aviation and local airports like Sutter County Airport and Yuba County Airport help to support local commerce and economic growth in their communities, provide jobs, and play a vital public safety function, helping emergency medical services, law enforcement, firefighting, search and rescue, and a host of other important services. We look forward to working with the Mayor on this and other important issues related to local airports and general aviation.”