Today, the City of Culver City filed a Petition on Oct. 28, 2016 for Review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, challenging the environmental review for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Southern California Metroplex Project. The Project redesigns the airspace over the Southern California region from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Culver City objects to the FAA’s Finding of No Significant Impact as the Agency failed to fully analyze the manifest noise, air quality and cumulative impacts of the Project. The Petition also challenges the absence of requisite technical analysis underlying the flight paths created by the airspace redesign.
“Our residents have already experienced a significant impact on their quality of life from current flight path changes. The citizens and businesses of Culver City deserve a full analysis and discussion of the location, altitude, and impacts of these new approach and departure procedures created by the Project, which are absent from the FAA’s Environmental Assessment,” said Culver City Mayor Jim B. Clarke.
For more information about the City’s efforts on this issue, visit the Aircraft Overflights section on the City’s website.