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Opinion: Vote for Wallace, Terry for airport board

I am voting for Lisa Wallace and Andrew Terry in the upcoming Truckee Tahoe Airport District Election. This election is important and I am working on their joint campaign. I am also voting for Rick Stephens.

With the prospect of significant growth and the resulting impacts of that growth, the fabric of our region is being stretched thin. We need elected officials who are acutely aware of these strains and who will act to mitigate the effects.

I do not favor the growth that Placer County is embracing. The increase in high-end residences will further increase the rapid growth of flights into and out of our airport. This places an unjust burden on residents in Truckee, the greater Martis Valley and Lake Tahoe.

There has been a 25% increase in turbine/jet traffic from 2015 to 2016. In the second quarter alone, there was a 46% increase in jet traffic. This is what our airport and communities are facing.

We must elect individuals who understand these impacts and are committed to doing the hard work of finding solutions to this alarming trend.

Lisa Wallace and Andrew Terry have the experience and commitment to meet these challenges head on. Please join me in voting for them on November 8.

Kathleen Eagan

Truckee