Jeff Pelline: Let’s revisit Airport Plan |

Jeff Pelline: Let’s revisit Airport Plan

Would you like some sushi with your Piper?

I’m not talking Piper champagne; I’m talking Piper aircraft.

No kidding. As our story on page A1 states, a sushi bar is being suggested as a venture that could help make western Nevada County’s airport more profitable.

This seems farfetched.

The airport should take a harder look at its costs, including the size of its staff and a planned salary and benefits increase. It also might revisit its ambitious expansion plans.

From the 35,000-foot perspective, why not get more serious about creating an airport district, much like the Truckee-Tahoe Airport?

Another idea: Instead of proposing sushi bars and courtesy cars, ask whether this a business that our county should be in. Maybe it’s time to look for a good private operator.

Whatever the solution, the ideas being proposed in the Nevada County Airport Business Plan seem unrealistic, given the challenges the airport is facing.

” Jeff Pelline


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User