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Official remarks of the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce to the Board of Airport Commissioners on January 31:
The LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce supports Alternate 1 and 9, which we find to be the least intrusive alternative that still satisfies the need for improved airfield operations, safety and FAA compliance.
Essentially, there were 3 choices that could have been made by our organization: 1) Oppose the Airport 2) Support Full Movement or 3) Compromise.
Opposing the project gets our community nothing and is frankly is an unrealistic option for the future of LAX and the political climate of our city. Just saying “no” leaves no room for negotiation and allows the courts to settle the outcome of our area’s future.
Supporting the full movement of the north airfield at 350 feet would not only damage the business district but it would have a devastating impact on the community. We feel that quality of life is vital to a healthy community.
Compromise - We are gaining more through compromise of the airport than rejection of the project. These benefits would include the extension of the Green line into the airport, Consolidated Rental Car Facility and possible mitigation dollars for the entrances into LAX. The compromise reached by the Chamber ensures that the runway will be at least 140 feet further away from Westchester/Playa del Rey homes.
The LAX Coastal Area Chamber is unique in that our leadership has not only works in the area, but 17 of our 28 board members also live in our Chamber’s footprint.
We recognize the challenges encountered in managing a world-class airport and understand LAWA’s need to modernize the airport and improve the passenger experience, accommodate the new breed of aircraft and enhance the airport’s operational needs.
Our involvement with the airport early on helped encourage LAWA to select as its preferred alternative one with fewer impacts than the one the FAAmand many other groups have been advocating.
We see the connection of the Green Line to LAX as very important to our community and we believe it is unrealistic to believe that policy makers are prepared to tell the FAA and other political forces that there should be no move of the runway at all.
Measured against the prospect of 350 or more feet of movement which would meet all FAA Requirements, 260 feet meets FAA Requirements for all but a very limited set of foul weather conditions.
We are thankful LAWA staff for their work with the community despite the push by many strong, reputable advocates and airport commissioners to move the runway the full amount requested by the FAA.
We look forward to continuing to work with Gina Marie Lindsay and the Board of Airport Commissioners to help outline and prioritize the details of the projects mitigation dollars as we move the process forward.
The 11th City Council District of Los Angeles is a unified, quaint district with natural and sensible boundaries. It makes no sense to divide its communities, ripping apart neighborhoods, and destroying the strong partnerships shared by the Westside and coastal communities. Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista, and LAX are linked geographically and communally, sharing a neighborhood council, a community plan area, and our Chamber of Commerce. We need to keep the 11th District whole and intact!
Please sign the attached letter and send it to the Redistricting Commission to keep our community whole!
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