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THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION HAS DISMISSED THE PART 16 COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST THE CITY OF VENICE LAST YEAR.  PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY THE COMPLAINT, WHICH WAS FILED ON BEHALF OF THE VENICE JET CENTER IN JULY OF 2009, ASKED FOR PERMISSION TO BUILD FOUR HANGARS IN THE JET CENTER WHICH IS NOW OWNED BY TRISTATE.  HOWEVER, TRISTATE, WHO RENAMED THE BUSINESS THE SUNCOAST AIR CENTER, SAYS THEY MAY FILE THEIR OWN COMPLAINT AFTER THE NEW CITY COUNCIL IS SEATED IN NOVEMBER.  THEY TRIED TO PIGGYBACK ON THE ORGINAL COMPLAINT, BUT THE FAA SAID THAT SINCE THE VENICE JET CENTER GROUP NO LONGER HAD A FINANCIAL INTEREST, THE COMPLAINT COULD NOT CONTINUE.  HOWEVER, THE FAA SAID IN THEIR REPORT THAT IF TRISTATE FILED THEIR OWN COMPLAINT, IT WOULD BE EXPEDITED SINCE THEIR FILINGS TO DATE HAVE MET INFORMAL RESOLUTION REQUIREMENTS.  THE FAA ORIGINALLY RULED IN FEBRUARY OF 2009 THAT THE CITY BE REQUIRED TO ALLOW THE HANGARS TO BE BUILT, SOMETHING THE CITY HAS REFUSED UP TO NOW.