Dear UproarLA Supporters:
It’s a good day for our cause: Today, City Attorney Mike Feuer and the City of LA announced they are filing suit against the FAA in response to Burbank Airport’s new flight path, which as you know sends departing planes “in a singular, repetitive departure track” at extremely low altitudes over our new communities. In addition, the City is suing the FAA under the Freedom of Information Act in order to obtain documents which might shed light on the reasons behind the illegal and devastating southerly shift.
Mr Feuer had this to say: “FAA has allowed this change in departure flight tracks with no public notice, public comment or proper environmental review. The southerly shift has caused a significant increase in airplane noise and traffic, and the lawsuit seeks judicial action to require FAA to order its air traffic controllers to direct aircraft to depart the airport using historic departure tracks.”
“We’re fighting to get relief for tens of thousands of residents and businesses in the southeast Valley and Santa Monica Mountains who’ve borne the brunt of increased aircraft noise and other impacts. Today we’re urging the Court to order the FAA to return to previous flight patterns, and divulge information about Burbank Airport airplane traffic which the public has long been entitled to see.”
Mr. Krekorian added, “While thousands of my constituents have their lives disrupted day and night by departing planes, the FAA refuses to give direct answers why the shift has taken place. This lawsuit is needed to compel the agency to provide critical information it continues to withhold.”
UproarLA would like to thank you, our supporters, for making the time, for having the courage, for taking the leadership to SPEAK UP and SHOW UP time and time again. It is unlikely that these developments would have occurred without pressure from the community.
And we would like to heap thanks and praise upon Mr Feuer and his attorneys, and Councilmembers Krekorian, Ryu and Koretz for their courage, leadership and steadfast commitment to the health and well-being of their constituents.
Show them some love!