Address & Staff
State Capitol, Room 4090, Sacramento, CA 95814
November 30, 2011 Hearing:
Air Pollution and the Santa Monica Airport
To read Sen. Lieu's 190-page Summary Report on the November 30, 2011 hearing, click HERE:
Air Quality In The News:
- December 05, 2011 - SANTA MONICA PATCH.COM: Sen. Lieu event one of first for new editor
- December 02, 2011 - SANTA MONICA MIRROR: Santa Monica Airport Health Concerns Discussed At Hearing
- December 02, 2011 - SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS: Hearing takes aim at SMO pollution - Pro-airport attendees claim line-up lopsided, unproductive
- December 01, 2011 - NBC-TV LOS ANGELES: Santa Monica Residents Sick of Their Airport
- December 01, 2011 - SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS: State Senate Panel Reviews Air Toxins at SMO
Sen. Ted W. Lieu, left, is joined by consultant Theo Cline and Jennifer Zivkovic, district director. (Photo by Lorie Shelley).
Recommendations from researchers about how to reduce residents' exposure to aircraft toxins were among the testimony heard Wednesday at a senate committee hearing on the Santa Monica Airport.
By Jenna Chandler
Cutting the number of large aircraft that zoom in and out of the embattled Santa Monica Airport may help reduce neighbors' exposure to toxins, researchers said Wednesday.
December 01, 2011
Southern California -- this just in
Lead, ultrafine particles and other aircraft emissions at Santa Monica Airport could pose health risks for residents in the surrounding neighborhoods, scientists said Wednesday evening at a hearing in West Los Angeles.
November 30, 2011
The future of Santa Monica Airport is up in the air. The 30-year land and building agreement with the FFA is set to expire in 2015. Now, Santa Monica City Council must decide what to do with the 227-acre space.
Santa Monica city officials say this will release them from their obligation to operate the facility as an airport. But the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) doesn’t agree. They claim the city must operate the airport indefinitely per a 1948 "instrument of transfer."