Senators Feinstein and Harris and Congressman Schiff Join Effort
Sherman Oaks, CA – This past week, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) called upon the Federal Aviation Administration establish a new forum to address aviation noise in the San Fernando Valley.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Kamala Harris, and Rep. Adam Schiff joined Congressman Sherman’s efforts to formally request the FAA participate in a new Aviation Noise Roundtable to directly address community concerns in the Valley.
Similar aviation roundtables have been organized by local airports at a number of locations around the country. This new roundtable would be established to focus specifically on the needs of San Fernando Valley residents. Congressman Sherman and the Los Angeles City Council have formally opposed aviation procedures which have unacceptable impacts for multiple communities throughout the San Fernando Valley. In the last three months, both the Burbank and Van Nuys Airports have each submitted a Section 175 request to the FAA to review options for addressing community noise concerns.
“The FAA should be collaborating with the community and other stakeholders in the San Fernando Valley to find immediate solutions for the concerns of residents,” said Sherman. “The current situation is unacceptable, and this is another step – one of many – in our efforts to protect the quality of life in the San Fernando Valley. I’m very pleased that Senators Feinstein and Harris and Congressman Schiff have joined me in this effort.”
“The FAA should work with Valley residents, before they make it impossible for them to hear themselves think.”