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Building an Airport Terminal Is Not a Moon Walk

In reading the Burbank Leader on Saturday, April 8, I had these thoughts:
It took seven years from President Kennedy’s moon speech until Neil Armstrong’s splashdown in the Pacific Ocean (9/12/1962 to 7/24/1969).
Burbank voters approved a new airport terminal during a special election held on 11/8/2016 — 7 years ago. (11/8/2016 to ??/??/????).
I don’t believe a shovel of earth has been moved yet.
Compare the two projects.
From developing all new technologies, still being used today, to building a simple building.
The reassessment by the FAA on the noise impact of the new airport terminal is already known … airports contain aircraft and aircraft are loud and noisy.
This is why one great THINKER and DOER of our time, Elon Musk, relocated out of California and took his common sense with him.
Yes, many great thinkers are obnoxious and eccentric.
“California used to be the land of opportunity. Now it has become and is becoming more so the land of overregulation, overlitigation, overtaxation and scorn.” (Elon Musk)
Compared to the 1960s … California is in reverse.
Yes we all know this … now what are we going to do about it?

William F. Ballas

First published in the April 15 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

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