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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.

VAN NUYS FLYAWAY

2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM

7610 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA

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

 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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