Now this is the kind of Rialto Renaissance that I like to see. This is the expansion that is great, wonderful problem solving at the small scale that they are not trying to earn all the cities money all at once in one area through one huge Real Estate Deal!! The Closure of a huge Rialto Historical Icon such as the Rialto Airport, It will be sad once the Miro Air Field is closed down by the Rialto City Council and The City Council has Voted to pay out the over $30 million to the Businesses and other cities (San Bernardino Airport) for taking the Businesses that were at Rialto's Miro Air Field, Some for more then 20 Years!
Those people that had those businesses here in Rialto struggled to keep their families fed, and now they are forced to move their businesses to another Airport and make there way. Maybe they will make some money maybe not. There is not that many Air planes that take off and land as there is at Rialto's Miro Air Port!
It is my belief that the Miro Air Field is something that should stay in Rialto, it is a piece of Rialto's History! It is What has made Rialto what it is since before WWII!! I know that things are moved around for the times and when money is to be made it is time to move on to make that money, but I believe that that the decisions that the City Council is making in regard to the Rialto Renaissance is a costly mistake that will take years to to ultimately pay for itself. Rialto's Utility Tax will have to become permanent in order to keep the Renaissance alive and the city half way well.
This is just my prediction there is no science or any other thing behind it. I just get the feeling because of the way that the Real Estate Market has taken a dump and well the whole market is at a stall, if the City can just stay in a hold pattern they will be alright, and get through this recession okay!!
The redvelopment agency recently bought four and a half acres of land to expand the parking lot. Earlier this month, the City Council awarded $29,000 dollars to have a parking lot expansion designed. That's in addition to $65,000 that was already awarded. Once the design work is done, bonds will pay for the construction.