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Flights resume after Santa Barbara Airport crash

Aug 26, 2019
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UPDATED August 26, 2019: Flights at the Santa Barbara Airport have resumed after a plane made an emergency crash landing there late Sunday night. Federal authorities have been on the scene since early Monday morning to investigate the cause of the crash. Flights were cancelled for 19 hours following the crash. 

Thomas Wilmer

After two years of construction, the new $39 million San Luis Obispo Airport terminal opened on November 1, 2017. One year later, the airport has been named the fifth-fastest growing airport in the U.S., and the seventh-fastest growing regional airport in North America, by Airports Council International—North America. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with the county's director of airports, Kevin Bumen.

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The San Luis Obispo Planning Commission is reviewing a request by a local brewery to allow live indoor and outdoor entertainment near the airport. 

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The San Luis Obispo City Council will vote next Tuesday on whether to move forward with its plans for future housing and transportation needs, despite restrictions that are currently in place for such development surrounding the airport and beyond.

The City Council discussed the topic at its meeting Tuesday night, but did not bring it up for a vote because newly-elected council member Dan Rivoire wants an extra week to hear from the public.

UPDATE: October 21, 2014 at 10:26 p.m.

The San Luis Obispo City Council failed to garner enough votes on Tuesday night in an effort to override development restrictions put in place by the Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC).

Council members voted 3 to 2 in favor of the override, but needed at least a 4 to 1 split for it to be succeessful.

Voting against the move were Council Members Dan Carpenter and Kathy Smith. Mayor Jan Howell Marx, Vice Mayor Carlyn Christianson, and Council Member John Ashbaugh all voted in favor.