East County News Service
October 28, 2016 (Spring Valley) — The Federal Aviation Administration is hosting a meeting in Spring Valley Tuesday on a proposal to change flight paths to both Lindbergh Field and Brown Field airports, which could sharply increase airliner traffic over East County. The meeting will be at La Presa Middle School, 1001 Leland Street, on November 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.
“Please let everyone you know about the meeting. It is my opinion that we may be due for many more airplanes over our community in the future if the FAA doesn't get good input,” says Lora Lowes, Chair, Spring Valley Community Planning Center.
The FAA says the goal is to improve air safety and efficiency as part of the Southern California Metroplex project, which will replace many conventional air routes with satellite-based routes. But after Point Loma residents raised concerns over more jet noise over their community, the FAA rejected that proposed route.
If East County residents want to avoid increased air traffic, noise and pollution over local neighborhoods, it’s important to attend, bring neighbors and speak out at the public meeting on Tuesday.
Air traffic can also pose serious safety concerns for residents, as when the PSA midair collision crashed into homes in a North Park neighborhood back in 1979.