A public forum will be held on April 27 to discuss issues surrounding the Santa Monica Airport.
The Venice Neighborhood Council and the Mar Vista Community Council will moderate the forum that will include expert speakers for various government and professional agencies, such as California Senator Ted Lieu, FAA officials, L.A. mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Gruel, Representative Henry Waxman and Los Angeles City Council members.
Discussion topics will highlight the health and safety effects from SMO, such as pollution and noise levels and the Santa Monica Airport Committee of the VNC will present a summary of a three-year study on SMO.
Discussion topics will include:
- Possible Closing of Santa Monica Airport by 2015
- Banning Leaded Fuel
- Requiring Departures over Santa Monica
- Eliminating Flight Schools
- Banning Jets
- Creating an L.A. Voice in SMO Decision Making
- Envisioning the Future of SMO Land
The Santa Monica Airport forum will be held April 27 from 1-4 p.m. at the Penmar Park Recreation Center Community Room, located at 1341 Lake St. in Venice.