Direct democracy

February 20, 2010 - 9:20am

The U.S. Navy’s 27-page request for information (RFI), titled “Presidential Vertical Lift Platform Analysis of Alternatives Request for Information,” clearly states that it is for planning purposes only. “This is NOT a request for proposals. NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS EXIST AT THIS TIME,” it emphasizes.

Here are some of the basic defining capabilities the RFI provides (all performance figures are for sea level and 95 degrees F).

December 6, 2006 - 10:28am

Two nonbinding referendums on opposite coasts of the U.S. allowed voters to register their opinions about airport projects, and both referendums failed to win approval. In Jacksonville, Fla. voters were asked to support a plan to return Cecil Field to the U.S. Navy, which gave most of the airport to the city in 1999.