The battle over Santa Monica Airport is far from over. With the airport commission recommending starving the airport, and local pilots asking for the city to work with them, the distance between the two parties has never been farther. Congresswomen Karen Bass has even gotten in on the act.
So what do the anti airport people intend to do? It is not entirely clear just yet but maybe we can piece it together from their earlier plans. The following links have all the details:
Airport Commission Recommendations Petition - 2012
A Quiver Full of Arrows to Close SMO
If the Santa Monica is still obligated to operate the airport until 2023, and the city tries these starvation tactics, they may risk compliance violations from the FAA like these: http://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_compliance/complaints/