Proclamations & Resolutions
Palm Springs, CA 2015
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  • Proclamation
    City of Palm Springs
    California

    WHEREAS, the city of Palm Springs in the state of California has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation and local airports have an immense economic impact on the city of Palm Springs; and

    WHEREAS, California is home to 216 public-use airports, which serve 61,185 pilots and 29,890 registered aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, California is home to 631 repair stations, 505 heliports, 66 FAA-approved pilot schools, 12,033 flight students and 9,452 flight instructors; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation in California contributes over $18.2 billion to the state’s economy annually; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports California’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law-enforcement, firefighting, disaster relief, and by transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely; and

    WHEREAS, the nation’s aviation infrastructure represents an important, public benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system;

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, Stephen P. Pougnet, Mayor of the City of Palm Springs, California, by the power vested in me, do hereby proclaim February, 2015 to be:

    General Aviation Appreciation Month.

    Stephen P. Pougnet 
    Mayor

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