Contradictions in the FIS study......no surprise!
As you can see from the analysis in the body of the report, the part that people might read, concludes that any increase in flights due to a FIS will always be too minimal to justify a challenge to our noise ordinance but a close examination of the text uncovers many contradictions to that conclusion. In the appendices of the report, the part no one will read, we see that the authors actually state that their projection of low demand for international flights at LGB does not reflect the results of their own research and the incredible reason why.
The confusing presentation of data in this report has already deliberately misled the public and the media about the potential risk of a FIS to our ordinance. The only chance of changing the direction of a City Council that has obviously already decided in favor on this issue is to educate the public about the details of how the FIS can open the door to a legal challenge to our Noise Ordinance.
The analysis linked below is meant as a reference document for you to use in any way tha you see fit. Feel free to copy all of it or any part of it to help you make the case in other social media, to your friends or to City Council members that this FIS represents too great a risk to our ordinance to justify a yes vote on it's installation, regardless of it's supposed financial advantages.
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