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Livermore Airport back in the news again

Original post made on Sep 25, 2009

Livermore Airport Manager Leander Hauri has his work cut out for him over the coming days, even the coming months. Tomorrow, he'll be on hand to welcome hundreds expected to show up for the 14th annual airport open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a free community event that will offer exhibits, food, entertainment and a chance to pilots and see their planes. More than 600 aircraft will be on display, including military "warbirds," restored classic airplanes that are decades old, experimental and home-built planes, and airplanes designed for aerobatics seen at air shows. There will even be sign-up sheets for those between 8 and 17 years of age for "Young Eagle" airplane rides that will take place at a later date.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 25, 2009, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Sep 25, 2009 at 9:08 am

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Another reason for far fewer complaints could also be that the two Pleasanton households that file 82% of the complaints got tired of doing it.

The airport publishes noise complaint statistics. Admittedly my source is a little outdated (from February 2009), but I bet if the PW did the full research and asked the airport for noise complaint statistics for the full year it would show a similar result.

Noise Complaints
from Pleasanton: 32 (Jan 2009 was 38)
from Livermore: 4 (last month 12)
from Dublin/SR/Other: 1

- 7.7% of the 39 total complains were from operations occuring between 10pm and 6am.
- 82.1% of the total complaints were filed by two Pleasanton households.

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Posted by Wow
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 25, 2009 at 11:24 am

Sorry to steer the topic a bit, but isn't this statistic interesting that 2 people generate 82% of the complaints. Sounds like just about every other situation in town that has complaints, ie... 1 or 2 people on Gatetree Circle filing dozens of complains about noise from Amador, and 1 or 2 downtown residents complaining about too much noise from events etc. Goes to show how few it takes to ruin it for everyone else. Thanks for looking up the stats and posting Stacey it speaks to what I was suspecting.

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Stoneridge
on Sep 25, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Mr. Bling,

Your article fails to mention that the entire CLC development is outside the airport boundary--thereby honoring the protection zones you describe. You insinuate by saying "all this will change" that the new development is inside the boundary or that in some way the homes are different from the existing Pleasanton homes immediatley to the to south and west of the new project which are also outside the boundary but theoretically under flight paths--or for that matter homes on the ridge at the west end of town that are outside the protection boundary but also within a flight path.

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