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Fortuna council members vote against funding for Fly Humboldt initiative

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FORTUNA- An initiative to bring another air service to the Arcata-Eureka airport did not reach it's goal last night.

The Fortuna City Council voted against contributing $10,000 over a two year period to Fly Humboldt. Fly Humboldt is just $5,000 shy of reaching it's one million dollar minimum revenue guarantee (MRG) goal. The MRG is meant to help entice a new airline or SkyWest to add additional flights to the airport.

According to mayor sue long, the council chose not to contribute the funds because the city is currently operating with a deficit budget and could not justify spending the money. Fly Humboldt will continue fundraising to generate the remaining funds.