I am quite disappointed to see the proposal of commercial air service at Paine Field airport brought up yet again.
This idea has been already been rejected numerous times by the community but every few years is rehashed by those in the minority who can’t accept the result.
The 1978-1979 agreement sets the boundaries for operations at Paine Field. When my wife and I moved to Mill Creek in 1991, we did so with expectations for a quality lifestyle, in part, relying on the agreement. Starting commercial air service or other similar activities I believe would not only break the agreement, but the costs in traffic, crime, noise, etc., would certainly change the character of our community for the worse.
The costs of commercializing Paine Field are unacceptable and would have devastating consequences on our quality of life. Let’s not waste any more time or money on “studies” or other tactics designed to overturn what’s already been decided.