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San Jose approves $82 million private airport terminal for Silicon Valley elite

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Google San Jose airport proposal,
Google San Jose airport proposal,

Google's Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt need a place to store their private planes, and San Jose has answered the call. According to The San Jose Mercury News, the San Jose City Council has overwhelmingly approved a deal that would allow a private company, Signature Flight Support, to build a $82 million private airport complex at San Jose International Airport. The complex would house and service the jets of Silicon Valley corporate executives, predominately Google's leaders, whom the Mercury News says would control five out of a proposed seven hangars. In a 10-1 vote, the Council agreed to lease 29 acres of land on the west side of the airport to Signature for the next 50 years, over the objections of roughly two dozen nearby residents worried about noise pollution. Read more about the backstory here and at our source links below.