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The following will appear in the November 14 issue of the Georgetown Gazette. Details on the Nov 19 public meeting with the Georgetown Airport Advisory Committee are at the end of this letter

November 8, 2002


I want to thank all the Georgetown Divide residents, friends and supporters for the overwhelming response to our request for assistance in resolving the current Fixed Base Operator (FBO) situation. I had no idea that the airport and FBO had so many friends. Of the hundreds of telephone calls, letters and e-mails, we haven't had one negative response. It is heartwarming to see that we still live in a participatory democracy and the voices of its citizens are occasionally heard. I truly believe the Board of Supervisors will do the right thing after hearing your input, and extend the lease of our one and only FBO, at least until policy is set and a long term agreement is in place.

The crisis is not over yet. The next hurdle is to convince the Board of Supervisors that having a full service FBO at Georgetown Airport is beneficial not only to the County, but provides a major service and is a benefit to the citizens, visiting pilots and their passengers, and the businesses on the Divide. Our local economy needs all the business it can get.

The Georgetown Airport Advisory Committee has scheduled a 7:00 PM meeting for Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at the Odd Fellows Hall, at Hiway 193 and Main Street, Georgetown. A primary purpose of the meeting is to gather input from the citizens of the Divide so that recommendations can be made to the Board of Supervisors. This is your chance to be heard. Please try to attend and please be aware that all presentations should be focused on the issue and limited to three minutes per person.

Patrick Leeds
Friends of the Georgetown Airport
2000 Rock Creek Road
Georgetown, CA 95634

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