March 28, 2013 8:42 PM
Jim E. Winburn, Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE • High Desert government representatives have asked the Federal Aviation Administration to find the money needed to keep the Southern California Logistics Airport control tower open.

Rep. Paul Cook and San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Robert Lovingood recently sent a statement to the FAA urging the agency to restore funding to SCLA’s tower, Lovingood’s office said Wednesday.

The FAA announced on March 22 that funding would be cut for 149 air traffic control towers, including SCLA’s. The FAA plans to begin closing the control towers April 7.

“We ask the FAA to use its existing spending authority to adjust its budget priorities,” Lovingood said in a news release. “Closing the tower will compromise safety, harm the economy and undermine our national interests.”

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