The six components of this "additional" study include:
1. Terminal enhancement facility definition.
2. Facility planning and design.
3. Project cost estimates.
4. Facility demand and traffic forecasts.
5. Financial pro forma and funding plan.
6. Feasibility report, which includes a compilation of steps 1-5.
When I reread these six components, I see a plan being put into action. A plan that will include a design and how to fund it. On our behalf, Council member Austin added the following elements to be included in the study:
1. A forecast of additional general aviation flights that include both corporate and personal jets that would utilize this FIS facility.
2. A risk assessment of potential threats to the airport noise ordinance and a plan to mitigate impacted neighborhoods and schools from environmental and health impacts should the noise ordinance become invalidated;
3. An assessment of potential security risks created by the addition of international flights.
How will the above community concerns be addressed? Here is the format that will be used on Wednesday, 3/20.
The meeting will begin with a 30 minute presentation by Jacobs Engineering. They will then convene to the Open House format and if there are any attendees left, after one hour, they will reconvene to answer the written questions received from the audience at the beginning of the meeting.
Is this a true "Community Meeting"? We don't think so......
A community meeting should provide "the community" the opportunity to voice their concerns, to know they have been heard and to hear the answers to their individual questions.
To attend or not attend.......we hope you will. We also hope you will be vocal with your concerns. We hope you will remember this is YOUR city.
The council members who will make the final decision when this "study" returns, were elected by you, the residents of Long Beach.
Pass the word........let's do this one more time!
Stay Involved! Your HUSH Team
The 2nd community outreach meeting will be held on April 20th. Same time, same address: 2400 E. Spring St.