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File #: 2020-492    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/2/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/21/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER AND PROVIDE DIRECTION ON COMPLAINTS FROM INCREASED AIRCRAFT NOISE FROM LONG BEACH AIRPORT (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Ex 1
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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CONSIDER AND PROVIDE DIRECTION ON COMPLAINTS FROM INCREASED AIRCRAFT NOISE FROM LONG BEACH AIRPORT (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councilmember Hicks. Carson residents, with homes in a fairly large geographical area located generally between SR-91, I-710, I-405, and I-110, have been complaining about increased noise levels generated by flights from the Long Beach Airport, Exhibit 1. Councilman Hicks has requested staff to be directed to further investigate this issue to determine the cause, identify effective mitigation measures to lessen the noise impacts on Carson residents, and seek funding to measure aircraft noise and to implement the mitigation measures such as acoustic insulation of affected homes in Carson.
Noise issues related to airports are a very complex matter that are likely to involve the airlines, the airport, and the FAA. We need to get a better understanding of the cause of the additional noise, whether, for example, it is from new routes that have been approved or more flights by one or more carriers over their approved routes. As we delve deeper into the root cause, we anticipate needing the assistance of our City Attorney's Office and our legislative advocacy consultant to identify both legal and legislative options available to the City.
To support our efforts, we will work with our residents to have them document their complaints from aircraft noise by calling the noise hotline number (562-570-2665) every time they see or hear a plane flying over their homes. An airport noise specialist investigates every complaint and it will create a record to support our efforts. This hotline number will be published on the main page of City's website and will also be posted on social media.
We know from other cities that have engaged in similar efforts to protect their resident from airport noise impact...

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