Ontario International Airport

An Alaska Airlines jet takes off from Ontario International Airport near the Ontario Convention Center. (File photo)

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/11/2013 10:22:54 AM PDT

View: Ontario letter to LAWA | Ontario’s administrative claim to LAWA and City of Los Angeles
Special Section: Ontario Airport

ONTARIO — After rejecting a $474 million offer for LA/Ontario International Airport from LA, the city of Ontario intends to file a suit seeking the court invalidate a joint powers authority agreement the two entities have.

Ontario filed a 67-page administrative claim to the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles World Airports on Thursday morning contending that the two entities have chronically neglect and mismanaged ONT.

LAWA operates and manages ONT, Los Angeles International and Van Nuys airports.

According to the claim, Ontario is seeking to terminate the 1967 JPA because LAWA has been unwilling to comply with the terms of the agreement, including attracting new air service at ONT.

“LAWA is currently driving ONT into financial and operational ruin, constituting a material breach of written agreements between Los Angeles and Ontario. LAWA overtly favors LAX to the extreme prejudice of ONT and to the detriment of each and every resident of Southern California, and those around the world seeking to fly to the area,” according to the claim.

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