Uncategorized – Current Activities – Santa Monica Airport


Current Activities – Santa Monica Airport

Two current activities related to Santa Monica Airport:

1) Online community survey
2) City’s airport visioning process

The FOSP Board encourages you to participate in a quick online survey sponsored by the “Community Against Santa Monica Airport Traffic.” (CASMAT.org)
CASMAT and its study are not connected to the City of Santa Monica. Rather, it is an independent group of Santa Monica residents who conduct their own studies related to the airport. They will report the results of the survey to the Airport Commission in February.
Take CASMAT’s survey at http://www.casmat.org/p/survey.html
The City of Santa Monica’s Airport Visioning process regarding the future of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) continues into Phase II.
For those of you interested in the future of Santa Monica Airport, be sure to sign up for a 2-hour “Community Discussion Group”  at http://SMOvisioning.org/discussions or call 310-458-8221  in order to participate in the city’s SMO Visioning Process.
The focus groups will consist of 8-12 people each. This is your opportunity to let the city know how you feel about the airport.
Do you want the airport to stay open or to close in 2015? Do you want more flights or fewer flights? Are you concerned about safety issues, the lack of Runway Safety Areas (no buffer zones at the ends of the runway), the 900% increase in jet traffic over the last 25 years (from 1,300 to 13,000 jet landings and takeoffs per year), the flight schools, prop planes using leaded fuel, the 250-heading, helicopters, air pollution, soot from partially burned fuel, noise?
Are you concerned about preserving the history of the airport? Do you want more playing fields? More artist studios? More restaurants? Housing? A business park? How would various options affect traffic congestion in Sunset Park? Let your voice be heard.   
The 2-hour focus groups will take place:
— On various dates between January 21st and March 14th
— On various days (Tuesday through Saturday)
— At various times (10 AM, 2 PM, 3 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM)
— At various locations (Sunset Park, Ocean Park, downtown Santa Monica,
   Pico neighborhood, Wishire/Montana neighborhood, and on PCH at the
   Annenberg Community Beach House.
Sign up at http://smovisioning.org/discussions or call 310-458-8221.
(If you can’t find a date, time, and location that works for you, please let FOSP know at FriendsofSP@yahoo.com.)