• Al Nonamus

    Poor Signature. If Signature looses, will ACI Jet not charge the same prices and fees that were charged before? Will ACI Jet hire unemployed Signature employees at the same pay that Signature was paying them? Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is taking the position that someone, other than the user of the service, can determine what prices and fees should be. And they are wrong. AOPA describes the prices in hyperbole as; “outrageous”, “egregious”, and “over the top”. Then, AOPA uses emotional terms like “fair” and “reasonable” to describe the remedy. AOPA sets up a mechanism for easily registering the complaints to AOPA. AOPA is ginning up a problem that they claim only government can solve. Maybe some crooked politicians are exposed, but someone please call me when the prices go down at John Wayne.

  • Facebook User

    Hey, I like the idea of a LOCAL area company involved. Local companies are more sensitive to the needs of the area and typically less prone to decisions by a remote HQ that is fixated on quarterly profits. If local was “part” of the reason, then I am in favor.
    Now let’s analyze why so many cities impose a huge “Fuel Flowage Fee” on us. Why is that okay for them, but the FBO gets hammered? Of course it is not a tax, which would require a vote. :-}

  • Becks Torres

    Are there any honest politicians? Probably not. Very sad. “The love of money is the root of all evil.”

  • Shirley L. Grindle

    I still maintain the Supervisors shunned their duty to the bidders and to the public by not explaining their reasons for going against the Evaluation Panel’s recommendation. Could it be they don’t have a legitimate reason for going with the lower-ranked bidder?!? And they are not about to admit campaign contributions had something to do with their decision. But, by not explaining their reasoning, it appears they are hiding something they don’t want the public to know.

    • David Zenger

      Let’s get the Ethics Commission on it. Stat!

  • OCservant_Leader

    Pay for Play -This is THE pattern in OC Procurement. The State and Feds could and should shut down all funding to OC due to their thumbing their nose at all legal requirements.

    The BOS’s strategy is to keep very incompetent vague procedures that no one really understands which gives them an escape clause if they get caught. After an investigation (and there are many) and they agree to Integrity Agreements or Consent Decrees or other sanctions, warnings etc…they just ignore it and keep business as usual.

    Until we connect their “Immune” negligent actions with their PENSIONS — this will never stop.

  • verifiedsane

    political corruption at it’s worst…this is how “pay to play” works…..

  • David Zenger

    “The Orange County Board of Supervisors has the right and responsibility in any procurement process to make the decision that is best for the County and its residents.”

    The Board members are residents of OC, right? It was certainly in their best interest.