Sacramento Airport Applying for US Customs Port of Entry Designation

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, October 28, 2004
Sacramento County airports chief G. Hardy Acree says he's asked Tom Ridge, who heads the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the port of entry designation. That would save the airport the four hundred and fifty thousand dollars it pays annually to the San Francisco customs office, to cover local inspections of Mexicana Airlines cargo. With a port of entry designation, the feds would pay for the local inspectors. But a regional customs official opposes the change. He says it will cut his budget, and that the local airport needs more International flights to justify it. Mexicana, meanwhile, is adding three destinations from International airport: Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Leon.For the Business Journal, this is Mark Larson