Council approves lobbyists for Travis AFB

By From page A6 | December 19, 2012

FAIRFIELD — A group of local agencies will foot the bill to lobby for Travis Air Force Base after approval Tuesday by the City Council.

Council members voted unanimously to spend $22,000 to retain Madison Government Affairs to fight for Travis issues for 2013.

Fairfield is the lead agency for the Travis Community Consortium and will pay more than a third of the $60,000 total price. Fairfield’s $22,000 contribution has been the same since 2009.

The other agencies include Vacaville, Dixon, Solano County, Solano Community College, Travis Credit Union, Solano Economic Development Corporation and the Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee.

The consortium has hired Madison for the past eight years to lobby for the protection and the enhancement of operations at Travis. In that time, the group has helped secure funding to extend the C-5 retrofit program, got additional funding for C-17s and helped bring in $22 million for housing at Travis, according to reports.

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Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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