Proclamations & Resolutions
City of Grimes, IA 2007
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  • CITY OF

    GRIMES

    RESOLUTION 07-0207

    Opposing the enactment of provisions in the U.S. S.B. 1300, The Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2007 that impose air traffic control user fees, increases in aviation fuel and gas taxes and reduces Congressional oversight over the Federal Aviation Administration.

     

    Be it resolved by the Grimes City Council, Grimes in the State of Iowa

    WHEREAS, general aviation sector is a vital engine of growth in the State of Iowa economy providing jobs, economic opportunity and revenue.

    WHEREAS, the Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2007 proposes to remove Congressional oversight over the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

    WHEREAS, given the geography of the State of Iowa a great many businesses and communities depend upon small planes and general aviation for access to medical treatment, mobility, economic opportunity, disaster relief and a wide range of critical resources and services.

    WHERAS, a user fee system is not necessary to achieve the funding needed to modernize our National Air Transport System.

    WHEREAS, general aviation is vital to the continue growth and prosperity of farmer, small towns and rural areas in the State of Iowa.

    BE IT RESOLVED This Day the  10th of July in the year 2007  that the Grimes City Council of the State of Iowa respectfully opposes the enactment of the provisions of U.S. S.B. 1300, The Aviation Investment and Modernization Act of 2007 that imposes air traffic control user fees, including “per flight charges;” increases in aviation fuel and gas taxes and reduces Congressional oversight over the Federal Aviation Administration.

     

    COPIES of this resolution shall be transmitted the Governor, the State’s Congressional Delegation and the Chairs and Ranking Members of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, and its Subcommittee on Aviation; the Chair and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, and its Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety & Security.

    This measure is passed by the City Council on this 10th day of July, 2007.

    Mayor Tom Armstrong

    Kelley Brown, City Administrator/Clerk

     

     

     

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