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April 8, 1998 | MARLA DICKERSON and STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With a standing-room-only crowd of angry shuttle van operators looking on, the Los Angeles Airport Commission on Tuesday postponed voting on a plan to award exclusive shuttle concessions to LAX's two largest operators amid concerns that one may be operating without proper state licensing. Commission President Daniel Garcia tabled the vote based on an April 2 letter from the California Public Utilities Commission, which regulates all ground transportation at the state's airports.
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May 5, 1998 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles airport officials have fired off a defense of their decision to spend $11.5 million to rebuild two massive World War II hangars at Van Nuys Airport--the most expensive project in the airport's history, which has been mired in dispute and mystery since it was announced. John J. Driscoll, executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, as the city airport department is now called, sent a seven-page letter last week to the 17 members of the Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council.
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June 5, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The city's Airport Commission agreed Monday to pay the new executive director of Los Angeles World Airports, which operates LAX and facilities in Ontario, Van Nuys and Palmdale, an annual salary of $305,015. Gina Marie Lindsey, who started her new job Monday, will earn a salary at the top end of a scale recommended by the city's administrative code. Lindsey is a former consultant and aviation director of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where she helped guide a $4.1-billion renovation.
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June 29, 2005 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
The Airport Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a $750,000 contract extension with two law firms defending the city against lawsuits challenging its modernization plan for Los Angeles International Airport. The money brings the total for the 18-month contract with environmental attorneys at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and the firm of James A. Geocaris to $5 million.
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February 2, 1998 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The most expensive city project ever undertaken at Van Nuys Airport--rebuilding two massive World War II hangars--was quietly approved last month by Los Angeles airport commissioners without the usual public notifications, The Times has learned. Commissioners at their meeting Jan. 13 approved spending $11.5 million to repair the buildings, damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
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January 31, 1998 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The most expensive city project ever undertaken at Van Nuys Airport--rebuilding two massive World War II hangars--was quietly approved this month by Los Angeles airport commissioners without the usual public notifications, The Times has learned. Commissioners at their meeting Jan. 13 approved spending $11.5 million to repair the buildings, damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
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September 23, 1998 | JILL LEOVY and PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
City airport officials agreed Tuesday to pay a $50,000 settlement to Valley VOTE, whose representatives were ousted from a Van Nuys air show in July while collecting signatures on petitions seeking a vote on whether to study San Fernando Valley secession. The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners unanimously approved the deal, resolving a lawsuit filed by Valley VOTE in U.S. District Court accusing the city of violating the constitutional rights of the petition gatherers.
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May 9, 1998 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of mounting dissatisfaction with the campaign to expand Los Angeles International Airport, Mayor Richard Riordan has removed Dan Garcia as the president of the city's Airport Commission, although the attorney and business executive will serve as a mayoral advisor. Garcia, a longtime local political insider, has been Riordan's designated leader of the expansion effort, which has lately become mired in controversy.
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July 27, 2005 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles councilman who heads the committee overseeing the airports asked City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo on Tuesday whether a nominee to the Airport Commission had a conflict of interest. Playa del Rey resident Valeria Velasco, whom Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa named to the commission this week, is also president of an organization that is suing the city over its $11-billion modernization plan for LAX.
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May 13, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Any way you look at it, Mayor Richard Riordan had a very bad day with the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday. First, the lawmakers voted to seize jurisdiction over an Airport Commission proposal to put new public relations contracts out for bid. Next, the council overrode Riordan's veto of a dance permit for a Hollywood nightclub, deciding a bitter, long-running battle between the mayor and Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg in the lawmaker's favor.
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