The Ann Arbor Airport: Expansion Defeated
Kehoe, James E.
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On November 20, 1975, the Ann Arbor City Council rejected expansion of the city airport by a vote of 7 - 3. Their vote ended a two year debate over whether or not the airport should be expanded or stay the same size. In this project I have followed the debate from its start to its end. During the course of the debate many arguments for and against expansion were expressed. The basic issues centered on cost, pollution, and safety. The arguments against expansion were in general unsupported by facts. This paper has listed these arguments along with the necessary facts to refute them. It then remained to examine why, when the facts supported expansion, City Council reached its decision. It is my contention that Council rejected expansion because of an attempt to limit growth in Ann Arbor. In the case of the airport this decision was unwise.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.