AGENDA FOR July 9, 2012 BOARD MEETING
7:00 – 9:15 PM Joslyn Park Community Room
All ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION. ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE MEETING CHAIR 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN DISCUSSION IS WELCOME. ONLY DIRECTORS MAY VOTE ON ISSUES BEFORE OPA.
TO FACILITATE AN EFFICIENT AND RESPECTFUL DISCUSSION, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL CALLED UPON BY THE MEETING CHAIR BEFORE SPEAKING.
NOTICED BOARD MEMBER ABSENCES: Lewis
Special Presentation by SMPD Neighborhood Resource Officer to summarize crime trends and crime prevention. (Officer Marilyn Amiache, 20 min)
7:00 to 9:15 PM REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
Apparently, we didn't have a quorum in June…
No Meeting in August
Next meeting on 10 September
Proposed Letter to City Council Endorsing the Airport Commission's Recommendations on Airport Impact Mitigations
Honorable City Councilmembers,
In making recommendations as a result of the just-completed Phase II Airport Visioning, City Staff has inexplicably produced a document that appears at odds with the majority of the public input it received. A careful evaluation of the 150 comment cards from those Visioning workshops shows that the majority sentiment was, in fact, consistent with the results of the surveys conducted by CASMAT and the Ocean Park Association, two local community groups. Those independent voluntary surveys elicited feedback from more than 1,300 residents which showed that over 80% of the respondents were in favor of mitigating neighborhood impacts, including an option to close the airport.
In response to community inputs, the Santa Monica Airport Commission made a set of recommendations to the City Council (#2012-2 and #2012-3, unanimously approved on May 16, 2012) regarding potential actions to be taken to mitigate airport impacts on the community. These actions include, but are not limited to, changes regarding current and future aircraft operations at Santa Monica Airport. Unlike Staff’s Phase II recommendations, the Airport Commission recommendations are aligned with community desires.
To settle the question of resident sentiment, we support conducting a large scale community survey for the purposes stated. We also support the full implementation of Santa Monica Airport Commission Recommendations 2012-2 and 2012-3 unanimously approved in May 2012 regarding the current and future operations of the Santa Monica Airport.
Zina Josephs, on behalf of the
Friends of Sunset Park Board of Directors
Jan Ludwinski, on behalf of the
Ocean Park Association Board of Directors