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Jacksonville EAAers Asked To Attend Upcoming Meetings

Members Seek To Overturn Anti-Homebuilding Ordinance

February 15 , 2007 — EAA Chapter 193 in Jacksonville, Florida, is asking EAA members in the Jacksonville area to attend two upcoming city meetings where the controversial city ordinance prohibiting the construction and/or maintenance of aircraft on residential property will be discussed. Local EAAers goal is to convince the City Council to overturn this ordinance, which was adopted in the summer of 2006. It prohibits parking or storing aircraft (or airboats) in residentially zoned areas, except in completely enclosed buildings; and also bars anyone from repairing, testing, operating, modifying, or altering flying craft or airboats anywhere on a residential lot.

Next Wednesday, February 21, the city?s Land Use & Zoning Committee (LUZC) meets at 5 p.m. at the Jacksonville City Council building (117 W. Duval Street). The following Tuesday, February 27, the full council convenes there, also at 5 p.m. EAA continues to support the efforts of its Jacksonville members to overturn this ill-conceived ordinance, and encourages its members in the area to show a united front by attending these two upcoming meetings.

EAA Chapter 193 President Milford Shirley is organizing the local effort and can be contacted via e-mail at flag8r96@aol.com.

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