Tuesday, March 31, 2009

County moves against city over F-35

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. - Officials in the county where the Air Force plans to locate the Joint Strike Fighter Training Center are taking legal steps to force a city opposed to the center to drop its fight with the Air Force. Okaloosa County commissioners voted Tuesday to initiate the dispute resolution process, the first step for one government agency to sue another in Florida. At issue is Valparaiso’s suit filed Monday against the Air Force seeking to stop the center and its F-35s from locating at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 03/31/09)