WHEREAS: the City of Red Bluff 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, including Red Bluff Municipal Airport, have an immense economic impact on the City of Red Bluff; 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 and 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;
THEREFORE, I, Clay Parker, as Mayor of Red Bluff and on behalf of the entire City Council, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the City of Red Bluff and declare January 2015 to be General Aviation Appreciation Month.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Red Bluff to be affixed on this 6th day of January 2015.
CLAY PARKER, Mayor
City of Red Bluff