Important, important, important. Come learn how proposed national FAA regulation may increase overhead plane noise in our community. Note the workshop dates and locations below. Also a message from District 4 Commissioner Ben Sorensen about efforts underway to combat this issue on our behalf:
With the addition of the new runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and a change in the point at which airplanes leaving FLL bank north, neighbors in Fort Lauderdale have been experiencing increase airplanes noise overhead. Since my election, I led the effort for the City of Fort Lauderdale to hire Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell, the country’s premier airport noise law firm, to legally represent Fort Lauderdale in the fight against airport noise. We are also in the process of hiring an airport noise consultant to represent our City’s interests and to provide technical expertise. I am in regular contact with with Broward County, Mark Gale, the head of FLL and I am a member of the Part 150 Technical Subcommittee which involves engaging with FAA leaders and neighbors to shape solutions. In addition, I am reaching out to the City of Plantation to see if there is interest in joining in our efforts.
The FAA will host public workshops in mid-April to gather residents’ input on proposed improvements to air traffic procedures for Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and local general aviation airports. The South-Central Florida Metroplex will allow the FAA to improve regional traffic flow using the precision of satellite-based navigation. The Metroplex project will benefit passengers by creating more direct routes, decreasing congestion at airports and in the air, and improving air traffic flows. It will enhance safety and efficiency and offer environmental benefits by reducing fuel burn and carbon emissions. However, the impact of Metroplex on airplane noise to our communities is unknown. The workshops will be in an open house format where FAA experts will share preliminary designs of the air traffic procedures and answer questions.
The agency will accept written comments at the workshops and for 30 days after at this email address: ATO-FLL-FLMetroplexComments@faa.gov<mailto:FLMetroplexComments@faa.gov>.
Please feel free to email or call or text me with any questions.
City Commissioner – District 4
The City of Fort Lauderdale