An Update on the Santa Monica Situation [KSMO]

Lots is happening at Santa Monica. The city and the vast majority of residents are eager to move forward, getting relief from the health and quality-of-life impacts caused primarily by air charter jets and flight training pattern work. But, as has become a predictable form of obstruction, FAA continues to delay forward progress by enabling a tiny few aviation interests to channel the dispute into FAA’s biased administrative procedures.

Here are documents related to some of the latest actions. Click on the images below for a scrollable view.

February 12, 2016: news article, 2-pages. The PDF file may be downloaded.

February 8, 2016: news article, 1-page. The PDF file may be downloaded. Also, see the reader comments at the original article

February 5, 2016: Counsel for aviation interests, Mr. Simon, filed this 47-page complaint. The PDF file may be downloaded.

January 28, 2016: Counsel for aviation interests, Mr. Simon, filed this 16-page reply to the City’s appeal of FAA latest Part 16 administrative decision. The PDF file may be downloaded.

January 8, 2016: The City filed this 38-page brief, appealing FAA’s latest administrative decision on the previous Part 16 complaint. The PDF file may be downloaded.

January 8, 2016: The City filed this formal document petitioning FAA to supplement the case record with a key exhibit: the 5-page declaration by Susan McCarthy, a retired city official with extensive knowledge of the issues and circumstances behind when the city accepted the last FAA AIP grant in 1994. The PDF file may be downloaded.

And, here is a good background document, an April 2013 presentation by Martin Rubin:

Click on the image below for a scrollable view; the PDF file may be downloaded.

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