I first became familiar with the
about 10 years ago when I went to the Barker Hanger for an event. I was amazed to find an airport that had been enveloped by residential neighborhoods. Santa Monica Airport
Being so close to so many homes, I do have a few concerns about the
. My concerns do center on health, and safety. I do not want the airport to expand any further – creating additional noise and air pollution. But, I do respect that it is the oldest operating airport in Santa Monica Airport and I do want to keep it operational. The airport is a great local resource for pilots who own planes, people who want to learn how to fly, and special events. This airport provides many services on a smaller scale. Los Angeles County
I do want the airport to be a good neighbor to the residents in the area. With such a large population surrounding such a small airport, I would look to reduce the current maximum noise level of 95.0 dBA SENEL, and I would place a moratorium on additional business permits to aviation companies whose main business is flying. I would have no part of closing a business that was already approved to be operational, but preventing further expansion is viable.
I hope that you were able to find what you were looking for when you asked what my opinion is of the
. Santa Monica Airport
Earlier today, I supplied that response to the voter from Marina del Rey who took the opportunity to ask.