A new task force was launched August 28, 2019 by the Hollywood Burbank and Los Angeles World Airports to address community concerns regarding the increased noise from aircraft departing from Hollywood Burbank and Van Nuys airports.
The 13-member body consists of local government officials, representatives for U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstien and Kamala Harris and U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman and Tony Cardenas, and staff from Federal Aviation Administration, the Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority and Los Angeles World Airports.
Over the next six months, the task force will convene regular public meetings to collaborate on solutions to existing aircraft operations affecting communities in the southern San Fernando Valley. With input from community stakeholders, the task force will propose recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration for review and consideration for immediate implementation.
Councilmember Krekorian is Vice Chair of the new task force to advocate for the community. He has also filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FAA, asking the agency to provide the underlying data supporting the draft environmental report for the proposed Hollywood Burbank Airport flight plan and its records regarding safety risk analysis in order to provide residents with more information and ensure that this remains a fully fair and inclusive process. In addition, he has enlisted the City Attorney to prepare a litigation strategy for possible legal action in case the City is not satisfied with the steps the FAA takes to remedy the situation.
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