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airplane noise

From: domainremoved <Joe>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:35:02 -0700

Hello Council Member,
I spoke at the meeting last Tuesday March 10th. First I would like to thank you for your work to make the city a better place. I heard the last hour of the Gateway discussion, and I was impressed with the quality of the project ( I lived on Terminal Ave. near Hamilton and Chilco from 1980 - 1992), the inclusion of passive solar and the attention to the energy use of the building (I installed hundreds of solar systems before switching to cogeneration in the mid 1980s), and the sincere consideration for the improvement of the area.
As I mentioned, I am working with the Residents Working Group to get Surf Air to fly in a manner that does not pose hazards to our health and safety. I understand that the Tri Cities Group will have airplane noise on the agenda. We would like to participate in any way possible. We gather material relevant to airplane noise and have placed it on our website http://calmtheskies.org/
While Palo Alto is more interested in having the FAA change flight patterns into SFO, we do not currently have that problem. It is good to be vigilant as we do not want the flights rerouted over our neighborhoods. Menlo Park residents are specifically concerned about airlines like Surf Air that decide that can fly in and out in whatever way they like. It is not a question of flight path. Small plane airlines should consider the welfare of those they fly over. Surf Air is establishing a dangerous precedent. They say noise is the new smog, and we know that low flying single engine planes have limited choices in an emergency. The lower the altitude the more limited the choices.
I look forward to working with you on this issue.

Joe Straton6 Sweet William Ln

Received on Fri Mar 13 2015 - 14:31:08 PDT

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