We strongly say yes to keeping Vista Field open.
Our Friends of Vista Field committee were concerned when we heard of the million dollar a year fixed-base operator proposal for operating Vista Field. We met with Dr. Michael Shannon for clarification. According to Dr. Shannon, he was, and still is, in the negotiating process with the Port of Kennewick for operating Vista Field and no official proposal has been made up to this point. Dr. Shannon was not at the port meeting where it was reported that he made the annual million dollar lease proposal and is now working to rectify the confusion. Let's give the ongoing process for the negotiations of a fixed-base operator at Vista Field a chance to be completed and reserve judgment when we see the end result.
The Port of Kennewick has an excellent Master Plan for the development of Vista Field. We have a great community asset in Vista Field and need to keep it moving forward.
-- FRIENDS OF VISTA FIELD, submitted by Gary Long Sr.