The predicted cost of $9 billion for the redevelopment of Los Angeles International Airport doesn’t include the cost of the San Diego 405 Freeway and Century Boulevard 105 Freeway infrastructures, because they are considered “mitigations,” alleged Edgar Saenz, an attorney on the staff of Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

The $9 billion cost “also doesn’t include half of the bill to buy the remainder of homes by Los Angeles International World Airports, Saenz told the Westchester Neighborhood Association Monday, June 9th, after Los Angeles Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski completed her presentation regarding a consensus plan to build certain necessary projects, and put a hold on other projects deemed negative.

Over a decade ago, the RAND Corporation completed a study on mega-projects, and found that 92 percent went over budget by an average of 88 percent, at an additional cost of $17 billion, Saenz also noted.