Airplane Noise

In 2015, as a result of the FAA’s implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System, South Bay communities began complaining that aircraft noise levels had increased dramatically. The Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals, convened by local members of Congress in spring 2016 and led by Supervisor Simitian, solicited input from the community and experts, and subsequently issued a report with 47 recommendations to mitigate noise. The FAA has implemented some of the recommendations; others remain in process. One of the Committee's major recommendations, to establish a permanent entity to address aircraft noise issues and provide a forum for community input, came​ to fruition in February 2019 with the inaugural meeting of The Santa Clara | Santa Cruz Community Roundtable.​

Read more: 
South Bay airplane noise: community-based solutions, but little relief​

Read our press release:
Supervisors call for action on airplane noise

Read the Palo Alto Online story:
Cities join forces to tackle airplane noise

For more on the Select Committee's work and South Bay airplane noise, please visit Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's site​

Read the final report of The Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals

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