The city of Santa Monica, Calif., is continuing to explore all options to close Santa Monica Airport (SMO), including a possible new policy that would permit the city to lease airport property only to non-aviation entities such as art galleries and small shops. The latest discussion follows the recent decision by a U.S. District Court to dismiss a lawsuit by the city to seek control of the airport and possibly close it after July 2015. FAA has maintained that the city is bound by a ...


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