Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Airport noise meeting, Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Airplane noise over your home
is from altered GPS flight paths.
City of Pacifica/Kathy O'Connell, City Clerk, "Notice of Meeting."

"Notice is hereby given that the City Council will attend a public meeting regarding an update on Airport Noise issues given by Sue Digre, Council liaison to that select committee, San Francisco InternationaL Airport Community Round Table, on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Location:   City Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd., Pacifica, CA 94044."

Submitted by Jim Wagner


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 Bye-bye, see ya next time.
ReferenceSFO Airport/Community Roundtable/About. "The Airport/Community Roundtable was established in 1981 as a voluntary committee to address community noise impacts from aircraft operations at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The Roundtable monitors a performance-based noise mitigation program implemented by airport staff, interprets community concerns and attempts to achieve noise mitigation through a cooperative sharing of authority among the aviation industry, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), SFO management and local government.  The authority to control aircraft in flight and on the ground is vested exclusively in the FAA. The FAA, however, cannot control the number of flights nor the time of day of aircraft operations. Federal law preempts any local government agency from implementing any action that is intended to control the routes of aircraft in flight. Neither the Roundtable, local elected officials nor airport management can control the routes of aircraft in flight or on the ground."

Related news articles.  San Francisco Examiner/Brendan P. Bartholomew, 1/3/16, "Residents to air out airport grievances." "Altered flight paths around San Francisco International Airport led to a dramatic uptick in noise complaints last year ...  .... Digre said she views the issue as a potential public health matter, because noise can raise people’s stress levels. ..."  CBS News/Mark Kelly, includes video 2:05 minutes.  "Changes At SFO Lead To Growing Number Of Airplane Noise Complaints." .... "The past year, the FAA switched to a GPS-based system, which was intended to be an upgrade."  Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, 1/13/16. "Airplane noise gripes heard loud and clear.." .... ... "The number of complaints has recently dramatically increased. Besides Fairmont West residents, people from every neighborhood from Park Pacifica to Manor voiced their concerns at the meeting, (1/7/16)." Note airplane photographs. Flying over house from Earth changes and the pole shift/Starr DiGiacomo blog, UK, 9/18/11, "Plane makes emergency landing in Manchester.."  Flying over Pacifica image to Tumblr.

Posted by Kathy Meeh