Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 03/19/2012 05:19:46 PM PDT

ONTARIO – A Los Angeles City Council committee is set to discuss Ontario’s proposal to transfer control of LA/Ontario International Airport in a special meeting Tuesday morning.

Ontario city officials have been waiting for the Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee to take up the issue since it was introduced by Los Angeles Councilmen Dennis Zine and Bill Rosendahl in late January.

The motion asks the city’s administrative officer, Miguel Santana, to determine the fair market value of ONT, as well as the process to sell or transfer ONT to Ontario. A report would be expected within 90 days.

Ontario City Manager Chris Hughes said he and Councilman Alan Wapner will speak to the three committee members about the proposal.

“We’re going to stress the need to take action and have the CAO review the proposal,” Hughes said. “We want the chance to work with the CAO on the report”

The committee, which is comprised of councilmen Bill Rosendahl, Tom LeBonge and Joe Buscaino, will discuss whether the committee will move forward with the motion and call for a report.

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