I have been a Tracy resident since 1963. Since graduation in 1981, I have witnessed tremendous growth in this city. The City Council’s decision to disapprove paving the 12/30 runway at Tracy Municipal Airport was not about favoritism but about economics. The maintenance and operation of the airport does provide our city with the revenue that housing developments have provided our city in the last 30 years. The attraction for people to move to Tracy was not the airport. People have made their choice to buy houses, not airplanes, Mr. Nicolau. The former fixed-base operator of the Tracy airport put it this way: "You can’t do business at a facility where there is no business." The council is justified in its decision to choose profit over loss. There are very few who would benefit from airport expansion, mainly the aviators who have their planes stored in the airport hangars. The city of Tracy has invested in the airport in past years, without much return on their investment.