Selling the L.A. Airport

While President Franklin Roosevelt tried to get us out of hard economic times by building public structures, President Bush suggests the sale of public facilities. As you pointed out in your editorial, private ownership of important public facilities may have short-term cash benefits, but poses long-term accountability problems. More important, the sale of LAX to some private corporation would not only limit the city's control of one of the country's most important ports of entry, but would deal a devastating blow to the pride of the citizens of an already wounded city, struggling to secure their future in this time of hardship.


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