(SACRAMENTO)- Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) issued the following statement after it was announced that President Obama signed legislation impacting the transfer of Ontario International Airport:
“This is a great day for the City of Ontario and especially for the residents of the Inland Empire. Last year the cities of Ontario and Los Angeles came to a historic agreement to transfer control of our airport back to Ontario. This legislation is a key step in fulfilling that agreement and I am grateful to President Obama for signing it.
When we finally have the keys to Ontario International Airport we can open the gateway to the Inland Empire and bring good, high-paying jobs here for our residents. That is why restoring local control has been my top priority. I am looking forward to the completion of the transfer process so that we can push forward with expanding the airport and growing our economy.”
In 2015 Assemblymember Rodriguez and Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) introduced Assembly Bill 1455 to facilitate the transfer of Ontario International Airport. The legislation, which was overwhelmingly approved by the State Assembly, demonstrated the broad support that exists across California for restoring local control and was a key factor in bringing about the agreement between Ontario and Los Angeles.
Assemblymember Rodriguez represents the 52nd Assembly District which includes the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona and portions of unincorporated Fontana.