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VAN NUYS AIRPORT CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL

Each public speaker will have three minutes per agenda item to politely address the VNY CAC with a five-minute cumulative total to speak on all agenda items.

Monday February 4, 2019 – Agenda: 7:00 p.m.

VAN NUYS FLYAWAY

2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

7610 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406

CALL TO ORDER – CHAIRMAN DAVID RANKELL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF November 6, 2018

  1. STAFF REPORTS
  2. Flora Margheritis, Airport Manager
  3. Christian Moreno, Chief of Airport Operations
  4. Diana Sanchez, Director of Public and Community Relations
  5. Len Krugler, Environmental Specialist
  6. Lt. Dennis Lau, Officer-in-Charge, Airport Police
  7. BOAC Agenda Items Concerning VNY – Discussion/Action
  8. REPORT FROM THE CHAIR

III. REPORT FROM THE WORKING GROUPS

  1. Membership – John Parker, Chairperson
  2. NEW BUSINESS – Discussion/Action
  3. Emergency Preparedness – VNY Airport Earthquake Tabletop Exercise

Presentation – Anna Burton, LAWA Emergency Management Coordinator

  1. Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel Event – Discussion
  2. OLD BUSINESS – Discussion/Action
  3. EMERGENCY ITEMS SINCE POSTING OF AGENDA – Discussion/Action

VII. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

VIII. ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS’ COMMENTS

  1. ADJOURNMENT

NEXT MEETING: March 4, 2019

VAN NUYS FLYAWAY

2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

7610 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406 .

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BOAC MEETING – VAN NUYS CITY HALL

Thursday, February 7, 2019

10:00 AM  11:00 AM

Van Nuys City Hall, 14410 Sylvan Street

Van Nuys, CA 91401

 

RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY VNY AIRPORT DEPARTURES MUST ATTEND THIS MEETING! TELL THE BOARD OF AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS THAT YOU WANT THEM TO PUT AN END TO THE NEW NOISY VNY DEPARTURES RUINING THE VALLEY!!

 

The BOAC heard from a group of residents on Jan 17th at their last meeting, at LAX. Because we showed up, spoke, and presented materials, our request for a Section 175 letter to the FAA is on this Feb 7th agenda.  A LARGE TURNOUT will further support our contention that the noise and pollution from these low altitude constant over-flights is a BIG PROBLEM.

 

You can view a video of what we presented at the Jan 17th meeting by scrolling down to Jan 17th meeting and clicking VIDEO here: https://www.lawa.org/en/lawa-governance/lawa-view-boac-meetings

 

ATTEND THIS MEETING TO HELP STOP THE PLANES FROM DESTROYING OUR WAY OF LIFE.  SPREAD THE WORD!

 

Thank you …

  • Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association
  • Homeowners of Encino
  • Sherman Oaks and Encino for Quiet Skies
  • Studio City for Quiet Skies

www.quietskiesnow.org

quietskiesnow@gmail.com

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LA CITY COUNCIL PASSES MOTION FOR FAA TO INVOKE 175 AT VNY

 

MOTION — TRADE, TRAVEL AND ‘TOURISM

WHEREAS, Los Angeles is home to two airports and regularly works with communities, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to mitigate the impacts of airport-related noise in the neighborhoods nearest those facilities; and

WHEREAS, Part 175 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 establishes a procedure the FM Administrator can invoke for adopting navigation departure procedures or amending existing procedures that would direct aircraft over noise-sensitive areas; and

WHEREAS, this procedure allows airport operators such as LAWA to ask the FAA to Implement the Part 175 procedure to conduct a noise and safety impact study and consult with affected communities regarding navigational changes; and

WHEREAS, after authorizing a phase-out of the use of Stage 2 jet engines at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) that resulted in significantly fewer noise complaints from residents and businesses regarding VNY operations, the FAA in 2017 unilaterally implemented a change to a longstanding “no early turns” instruction for take-offs that resulted in departing jets being unable to make turns until they were south of the Sepulveda Basin; and

WHEREAS, this change placed turning jets over Encino, Sherman Oaks, and other residential neighborhoods, as well as the environmentally-sensitive Santa Monica Mountains, at low altitudes instead of those turns taking place over the unpopulated Sepulveda Basin, resulting in a 622% increase in noise complaints in the year after the change was implemented; and

WHEREAS, this change was implemented without community public input or any formal studies that the City is aware of at this time.

I THEREFORE MOVE that the city Council instruct Los Angeles World Airports to formally request that the Federal Aviation Administration undertake a Part 175 process to address noise Impacts at Van Nuys Airport, while rescinding the 2017 change at its earliest opportunity pending the outcome of the process.

PRESENTED BY COUNCILMEMBER PAUL KORETZ

SECONDED BY COUNCILMEMBER PAUL KREKORIAN

 

January 18, 2019

 

 

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Sunday, January 13, 2019 11:12 PM

 

SHERMAN OAKS & ENCINO FOR QUIET SKIES

 

Your January 12th newsletter, used an outdated posting for Royal Woods Homeowners that indicates that UproarLA is concerned with both Burbank (BUR) and Van Nuys (VNY) Airports. Subsequent to that Royal Woods posting, which I authored, UproarLA decided to focus exclusively on BUR. Their website currently states this.

 

Christine Kim, Gina Silverstein and I, who were formerly with UproarLA left to form an independent organization, “Sherman Oaks & Encino for Quiet Skies.” The mission of “SHERMAN OAKS & ENCINO FOR QUIET SKIES” is to focus on reducing noise, and other environmental impacts from VNY, while supporting other organizations seeking relief from BUR overflights.

 

More broadly, our focus is on the safety, environmental, health and other problems raised by low altitude flight paths from VNY over homes, schools, parklands and protected open spaces located in elevated, noise sensitive, and high fire hazard terrain. The areas affected by Van Nuys Airport include Sherman Oaks, Encino, and parts of Studio City south of the 101. Some of these same areas may also be affected by Burbank flights and we will support other organizations efforts focused on BUR, including Studio City for Quiet Skies and UproarLA.

 

A website has been established at www.QuietSkiesNow.org

 

We can be reached at quietskiesnow@gmail.com

 

We would appreciate your correcting the January 12th newsletter as soon as possible.

 

Thank you,

Bob Bramen

 

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Subject: Noisy VNY jet departures

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:48 AM

 

For what it’s worth, while departures are the majority of the problem that we are dealing with at VNY Airport, it also concerns arrivals as well. Using the air noise.io app  I have logged arriving jets flying as low as 625 feet above.

 

The airnoise.io app, which I recommend everyone uses to log complaints directly to the airport, is invaluable; it gives flight operator details, arrival/departure information, miles/altitude, and type of aircraft, and saves that information in your own portal—I’ve attached a sample of what the report looks like.

 

We need to get those affected to not only attend meetings and support the need for a Section 175 study, but have evidence-based statistics to provide when attending these meetings before LAWA officials + government officials. We can’t just go in and say we here/see them overhead day and night, without sufficient proof. The more individuals that login and report planes overhead the better.

 

VM

Encino

 

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 Fed Up With Helicopter Noise?
Helicopters are always buzzing around Encino, Sherman Oaks and Tarzana

TO REPORT VNY AIRCRAFT NOISE:

To report helicopter noise over Los Angeles County
http:http://heli-noise-la.com/

To report Van Nuys Airport (VNY) helicopter and aircraft noise
http: http://webtrak.bksv.com/vny/

Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition (LAAHNC) web page
http://lahelicopternoise.org//

Contact the following Valley Councilmembers and report Van Nuys Airport  noise problems:

Councilmember Paul Koretz CD 5, 818-971-3088
Councilmember Paul Krekorian CD 2, 213-485-3391
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield CD 3, 818-756-8848
Councilmember Mitch Englander CD 12, 818-886-5210
Councilmember Monica Rodriguez CD 7, 213-473-7007
Councilmember David Ryu CD 4, 818-728-9924
Councilmember Nury Martinez CD 6, (818) 778-4999

Email your comments to:

Councilmember Nury Martinez CD 6 councilmember.martinez@lacity.org
Councilmember Paul Krekorian councilmember.Krekorian@lacity.org
Councilmember Monica Rodriguez councilmember.Rodriguez@lacity.org
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield  councilmember.blumenfield@lacity.org
Councilman Mitchell Englander councilmember.englander@lacity.org
Councilmember David Ryu david.ryu@lacity.org
Councilman Paul Koretz paul.koretz@lacity.org

Also cc:

Van Nuys Airport Interim Manager, Flora Margheritis, C.M.
Mayor Garcetti mayor@lacity.org

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