The Yakima Herald Republic asked city council candidates if they felt the City Council should revisit its decision on the ICE flights. Here was my response:
“No. The city made a good decision, if not a totally popular one. As an FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) airport, we are obligated to allow FAA approved flights. We also rely on FAA funding for development and cannot risk that we might be forced to repay millions of dollars of previous grants, or jeopardize future ones. There is also the risk of a lawsuit, which we absolutely cannot afford to defend or lose. I believe that focusing on overall public safety issues, neighborhood connections and development, and human compassion will do much more to break through fear than halting legitimate business.”
The Yakima Herald Republic published an interview with both candidates for District 3 on October 20. Here is the link:
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