Recent FAA changes to Hollywood Burbank Airport flight paths have resulted in drastic noise, health and safety impacts to neighborhoods, schools and businesses in the Valley. These changes were implemented with no notice to affected residents and no environmental review. What’s more, the FAA wants to make them permanent.
We call upon the FAA to immediately undertake a comprehensive environmental impact study with ample opportunity for stakeholder input. All impacts to our communities must be studied and publicly addressed before any new flight routes are made permanent.
On its own website, the FAA states that as it “carries out its mission to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world, we are accountable to the American public.” The FAA further states it is “committed to inform and involve the public, engage with communities and give meaningful consideration to community concerns and views as we make aviation decisions that affect them.”
We demand accountability. We demand answers. We demand a thorough environmental review process.
If you are living with the daily impacts of these changes, here’s what you can do to MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
1. Attend an upcoming FAA workshop
The FAA has scheduled two workshops at which stakeholders will have a chance to learn about the proposed changes and speak to FAA subject matter experts. The workshops will take place on November 7th and 8th at Pickwick Gardens Conference Center in an open-house format between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Attendees may submit comments at the workshops.
November 7th and 8th
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Pickwick Gardens – Rose Garden Room
1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank
2. Submit comment through the FAA website
If you are unable to attend a workshop, we urge you to submit a comment through the FAA’s Burbank Community Involvement website. The deadline for comments is November 18, 2018.
3. Mail comments
You can also send your comments by mail to the address below. Remember, the deadline for comments is November 18, 2018.
Federal Aviation Administration
Operations Support Group
C/O Burbank Public Comments
2200 S. 216th St
Des Moines, WA 98198