Mindful of Encroachment

An op-ed in The Reporter expresses support for the commissioners of the Solano County Airport Land Use Commission, who, earlier this month, refused to “rubber-stamp” a request by Wal-Mart to build a super center near Travis AFB, Calif. Commissioner John Foster had the foresight to bring a map of Dover AFB, Del., with the site of the 2006 C-5 crash marked, and overlay it onto a map of Travis. The proposed developed lay within the crash area. Should “even one such accident” striking a “store packed” with shoppers “could be a reason for the federal government to shut down the base and eliminate the 14,000 jobs.”