At a local restaurant in Santa Monica, top real estate agent Diane Dorin held a small press conference for local citizens, happy voters and the press. Diane addressed the group as she held up a glass of Champagne and said, “We Won, at the Nov 4th election voting booths we made ourselves heard. After fighting with the aviation groups over the last year, we finally took back control of Santa Monica Airport”. That is what happened, Measure D went down with a loud crash and Measure LC” passed with flying colors. Diane has been in real estate in Santa Monica for 15 years and knows the history of the Airport and what it means to local residents. The aviation groups wanted to grow the size and noise that comes with more private jets and commerce. Now the city council will operate the 227 acer airport and keep the 6 million dollars plus it raises every year. Diane said, “Now the income from the airport will hopefully go to a beautification project specifically for the airport (she then showed off a poster displaying some of the beautification blue prints offered by the students of the local college). And said with a positive voice, after 30 years it is about time we were able to run our own airport”. This has been a real fight and Diane was involved in it up to her waist. She door-knocked over 100 homes asking people to vote yes on measure LC and why they should do it. Big business wanted to grow the airport like they had been doing for the last 30 years while taking the profits off the top.