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Re: noise pollution

From: Ohtaki, Peter I <"Ohtaki,>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2016 21:36:54 +0000

Hi Stan,
Thanks for your email. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but several actions started over the past few weeks to reduce aircraft noise:

1) I am Menlo Park's representative on the existing SFO Roundtable and newly-appointed Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals established by our Congressional representatives Speier, Eshoo and Farr to work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on addressing increased commercial airplane noise after the FAA implemented its new NexGen system last year. Please see http://www.speier.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1842&Itemid=201 .

In particular, an arrivals route called "Point Reyes" takes commercial airplanes over Menlo Park at approximately 5,000 ft altitude before taking a U-turn over Palo Alto for final approach to SFO. These routes have an indirect impact on the lower-flying general aviation flights.

2) We are very much aware of the noise caused in particular by SurfAir flights to San Carlos airport. San Mateo County owns San Carlos Airport and has funded a study to reduce San Carlos airport noise that will make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors in June, and is negotiating with SurfAir. When these recommendations are released, we will review them and would likely provide our support if they reduce noise over Menlo Park.

Please let me know if you have further questions.
Best regards,

Peter Ohtaki
Council Member, City of Menlo Park
From: Stan Ogren <stanogren_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:31 AM
Subject: noise pollution

I sent the following email to Richard Cline on April 23rd and May 4th without a response!! I am upset and disappointed!!

Richard Cline,
I sent the following message on April 23rd. I assume you will respond!!

I have lived in West Menlo Park on Delfino Way for more than 50 years. I am very upset, unhappy and frustrated with the increase in noise pollution from small aircraft flying out of and into the San Carlos Airport. Is the City Counsil concerned/taking any action? I am unaware of any response/action/input in the news. I look forward to your response.

Thank you,

Stan Ogren
1359 Delfino Way
Received on Wed May 18 2016 - 14:43:49 PDT

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