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Meeting On SM Airport Impacts on Its Neighbors To Be Held Next Week:

Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl and Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution have scheduled a community meeting on Thursday, November 10, to discuss the impacts of the Santa Monica Airport on its neighbors.

Like Santa Monica residents who live near the airport, residents of Mar Vista have grown increasingly critical of airport operations, increased jet traffic and the noise and air pollution it generates.

Martin Rubin, who heads Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution, said that this would be the first time a Los Angeles City Council member has ever addressed the issue at a public forum. He also noted that Los Angeles, which is located just beyond the eastern end of the airport runway and borders the southern edge of the airport property, is not represented on the Santa Monica Airport Commission.

People with expertise in a variety of fields, public officials and Mar Vista, Venice, West L.A. and Santa Monica residents are expected to attend the meeting.

The meeting is open to members of the public who will have an opportunity to discuss how the airport affects the quality of their lives.

After hearing from the public and officials, experts in the areas of noise and air pollution will determine the best means of accurately assessing the impacts of the airport on the region, according to Rubin, who added that measurements and a health study may be conducted that could be the basis for the development of ways to control or mitigate the impacts.

The meeting is scheduled from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Daniel Webster Middle School Auditorium, 11330 West Graham Place, in Los Angeles.

There is street parking and free parking in the rear lot (entrance from Sawtelle Blvd. at Ivy Place).For more information, call 310 479-2529, or visit www.jetairpollution@earthlink.net

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