An event that organizers are calling Magnolia Airspace Celebration is set for Wednesday (3/30) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Mulleady’s Irish Pub. The Magnolia Community Club is throwing the party to honor the people who fought the changes in airspace over Magnolia.
Concerns were expressed when the FAA proposed changes that would have lowered the floor for flights over Magnolia from 3000 feet to 2000 feet above sea level. That would have resulted in larger planes flying lower and with more frequency over Magnolia. The Magnolia Community Club collected and forwarded 77 pages of petitions to the FAA in opposition to the proposal. After the public input, the FAA announced earlier this month that it was dropping the plan.
The opposition effort was championed by MCC Trustee Robert Bismuth and backed by King County Councilmember Larry Phillips who will both attend the celebration.
The MCC says: “To the best of our knowledge, this is an unprecedented accomplishment for a grassroots effort of this kind.
We would like to celebrate the efforts of everyone who showed up for meetings, wrote letters, sent email, or made phone calls on behalf of this campaign and to honor our community leaders by extending our thanks over a glass of cheer and light snacks.”
Tickets are $10 per person and all proceeds after food and beverage costs will be donated to Northwest Harvest. Click here to purchase a ticket.