Congressman Peters’ Statement on FAA Flight Path Decision
September 3, 2016
San Diego – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued their final decision on the Southern California Metroplex Project:
“The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) announcement to keep current flight paths is a great example of what we can achieve when we work together to address the concerns of San Diego’s community.
Thanks to the local leaders and elected officials who joined me in this effort to reduce airplane noise, many of the potential effects anticipated by residents will be prevented.
This process has shown an unsettling lack of transparency in the FAA, so I will continue to improve its relationship with our community. San Diegans should feel like their government is listening to them and today's announcement is a step forward in restoring that trust. In December, I helped pass a bill that would require the FAA to update its community involvement manual and implementation plan to take a more proactive role in engaging communities affected by new departure and arrival procedures.
I appreciate the FAA and Administrator Huerta’s willingness to work to address these issues and hope we can continue our partnership, as there is more work to be done
Today’s decision is another step forward in retaining the quality of life that we have here in San Diego. I will continue to work with our community, the FAA, and San Diego Airport Authority to ensure that moving forward, aircrafts adhere to the agreed upon flight paths that protect our neighborhoods.”
Congressman Peters serves the 52nd District of California which covers much of central San Diego County including Poway, Coronado, and large portions of the City of San Diego. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Judiciary Committee. The Congressman is a former environmental attorney, City Council President, and Port Commission Chairman.